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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Here's proof!

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...


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
5-6 hours.

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!


  1. When you say celery ribs do you mean the outer stalks?
    Now I don't own a slow cooker so do I just cook it the same way as usual?

  2. I make a sausage and cabbage soup that sounds a lot like yours, and with a few chili peppers added, warms up the old bod, and clears the nasal passages, too.
    I'd rather cook than do the cleaning chores........wanna trade?

  3. Somehow i've missed all of this - how is Jack and what/why/how is he sick? Do hope he feels better soon.

  4. This looks soooo good. I will make it this week for sure..
    Thanks so much


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