Today’s icy wet weather is just perfect for cooking supper in the crock pot.
After a long hard day at work, I love coming in to the smell of a roast cooking in the crock pot and knowing that supper is almost ready.
Here’s some of my favorite crock pot/slow cooker or one dish meals.
Click on the picture to go to the recipe.
Aunt Dorothy’s Creamy Potato Soup
Slow Cooker Italian Pork Chops
One Pot Beefy Cabbage Casserole
My Handyman’s Jambalaya
Aunt Mary’s Chicken & Dumplings
Cheesy Burger Skillet
and my supper tonight…
Vegetable Beef Soup with Cornbread
From some of my favorite spots around the web…
TSLC’s Slow Cooker Cabbage, Potatoes, & Smoked Sausage
Grace’s Ham & Bean Soup
Hope you enjoy this cool day. If you’d like to share your own crock pot or one dish recipes, leave a link in the comments. Thanks for visiting!
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This cold frosty night calls for something to warm our weary bones!
Click on the picture for the recipe.
It’s soup time!
The weather is just right, so I made a big pot of this hearty low carb soup. It’s very rich and filling.
I’ve heard that is is good made with all types of sausage and even ham. Now that sounds like a great choice! Might have to try that soon myself.
My niece blessed me with some fresh, fairly lean sausage so I used that and had very little grease to drain at all. Here’s how I did it:
Sausage Pumpkin Soup
1 1/2 lbs breakfast sausage
1 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms
1 cup cream
1 cup water
4 cups chicken broth
1 15 oz. can pumpkin
Spices: garlic, onion powder, red pepper, sea salt, black pepper
Brown the sausage , drain if necessary and add spices and mushrooms. Keep stirring and cooking until browned. Add broth and pumpkin. Stir until combined. Stir in cream. Simmer for 45 minutes or do as I did . . .
I had to leave for a while so I decided to finish cooking the soup in the crock pot. I was gone for 2 hours. When I returned, it was steaming hot and ready to eat.
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I regret to say that I don’t work Weight Watchers very well.
I was doing good at first, then Thanksgiving happened and a few days later I quit counting my points.
Weight Watchers is hard to do if you don’t count your points, or at least it is for me.
So I’m back to what I know will get rid of those puffy eyes, hands, and feet. Low Carb it is!
While trying to decide what to have for lunch today, I came across some great low carb articles/sites.
I’ve decided to list a few here. Enjoy… and happy Low Carbing!
Low Carb Diet Recipes
Low Carb Lunches
Low Carb Office Lunch Tips
Low Carb Brown Bag Lunches
Low Carb Low Cal Lunches
Rachel Ray Low Carb Lunch
Low Carb Guy Lunches
More Low Carb Lunch Ideas
AC Low Carb
Simply Recipes Low Carb
Kalyn’s SB Low Carb
Low Carb Friends Soup Recipes
I will still be making and posting recipes for holiday goodies and treats, so if you’re not a Low Carber don’t write me off.
Be sure and check back here for great recipes of all kinds over the next few weeks.
This soup began as a Pot Roast with baby carrots and baby whole potatoes
baked in the oven for 6 hours at 275º. That wasn’t long enough or the temp wasn’t high enough. It was supposed to cooked in the crockpot while I was at work until I discovered my crockpot was missing in action and left at the church after the last dinner.
My cupboard was nearly bare of soup ingredients except for the 2 home-canned jars of mixed veggies sent back home with us from a trip to Aunt D’s house in Kentucky. I also had a small can of tomato sauce, but no diced or whole tomatoes which I normally use in soup.
The soup turned out to be the best I’ve made in a while… it was delicious! Very hearty and full of flavor. Only from memory, since I didn’t write anything down; it goes something like this…
Hearty Vegetable Beef Soup
Small portion of leftover pot roast
Whole new potatoes, from leftover roast
Onions, from leftover roast
2 cans mixed veggies
1 small tomato sauce
2 bouillon cubes
2-3 Tbs Flour or cornstarch for thickening
1-2 cups of water
Put all in a large pot or dutch oven and cook on medium heat for 30 minutes and until broth is thickened. Serve with cornbread, breadsticks, or saltines.
Pacify your kids when they come asking for more, by informing them that soup’s all gone but homemade Pecan Pie with a dollop of fresh whipped cream is coming up!
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