Yep, we aren't starving - yet. I have come to the realization though, that the slow cooker is my friend. Bosom buddy in fact.
Jack is still ailing so the cooking, cleaning and char-lady detail is falling to me. The latter two aren't so bad, but the cooking is not my favourite thing in the world. However, I have to say that the 'More Taste of Home Slow Cooker Classics' cookbook is a lifesaver.
This is what I made today...
SAUERKRAUT SAUSAGE SOUP
4 c. chicken broth
1 lb. smoked Polish sausage, cut into 1/2" slices
1 can (16 oz) sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
2 c. sliced fresh mushrooms (I put in more)
1 1/2 c. cubed peeled potatoes
1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1 1/4 c. chopped onions (I used frozen chopped onions)
2 large carrots, sliced
2 celery ribs, chopped
2 tablespoons white vinegar
2 tsp. dill weed
1 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. pepper
Combine all ingredients in a 5 qt slow cooker.
Cover and cook on low for
I have to say that this stuff was GOOD!! I copped out when it came to chopping onions and did it the easy way. The frozen ones we had also have red & green peppers in with them, so I suppose that could alter the flavour of the soup somewhat.
Cookbook Specs: 'More Taste of Home Slow Cooker Classics', c 2010, published by Reader's Digest, ISBN (10): 0-89821-831-4. There are over 400 recipes in the book and they all look really good - lots of colour pictures too!