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Monday, January 4, 2010

Baby it is COLD Outside!

So the weathermen are saying that we are in the midst of the longest stretch of below freezing weather for the past decade. What is better on a cold winter day than hot soup??? Not much as far as I am concerned, so that is what we had for dinner tonight and also my P365 photo today. I made vegetable soup in the crockpot. Now there are as many vegetable soup recipes as there are people that eat it. This just happens to be how I cooked my soup tonight.

1 1/2 - 2 pounds of lean stew meat cut into smaller bite sized pieces
1 large bottle of vegetable juice
16 oz. bag of frozen mixed vegetables
1 14 1/2 can of diced tomatoes
egg noodles

I brown the stew meat the night before and put it in a bowl in fridge. Be sure to retain the juices that cook out of the meat. The next morning I place everything except the noodles in the crockpot and turn it on low. Cook all day. About a half-hour before you plan to eat throw several handfuls of egg noodles in the crockpot and cook until tender. Salt and pepper to taste.

This produces a very thick and rich soup. I served the vegetable soup with beer bread. My sister hosted a "Tastefully Simple" party in December and I purchased the mix from her. It is soooo yummy! All you have to do is add one 12 ounce bottle of beer (or any clear carbonated liquid) and bake for 1 hour.

I really love cooking with my crockpot.... especially on Monday. It is great to come home on the first day back to work and have dinner already prepared. I noticed that chuck roast is on sale this week, so be sure to check back next Monday for my TDF (to die for) roast recipe.


  1. Oh yummy soup. I am wondering how close we are to each other! I live in Louisville, KY and it is FREEZING here too. I know it's freezing everywhere right now, but thought we might be close. I am also a first grade teacher and they are already saying we will probably have a snow day on Thursday. So, not ready for snow days. I really would much rather have a longer summer:)