While I was babysitting the other day, I realized I had forgotten a book to read. I searched the house to find something and came across just one cookbook. Even though it was a Crock Pot book, I looked through it for inspiration. I didn't find a lot that I liked, but I found a recipe for potato soup.
Put in the crock pot:
2 lbs potatoes, peeled and cubed
3/4 cup carrots, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cups chicken broth
Cook until tender (6-7 hours on low).
Add 1 cup half & half, cook on high for 15 minutes.
Turn off heat and stir in two cups shredded cheese.
Uncover and let stand for five minutes before serving.
I followed the recipe, sort of, but I still count it toward my new recipes because I had never made potato soup before. I added celery, broccoli and cauliflower. And when adding the cream at the end I also added some cubed ham. YUM.
I like soup. Aside from the time it takes to chop the vegetables, it doesn't take a lot of effort. A lot of this batch will be going into the freezer, so I've got meals for later in the winter too. Sounds like a winner to me!