Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A Potato Soup Day

While surfing the net one day, I came across this recipe for 'Slow Cooker Potato Chowder' on the GardenWeb site. It sounded so good that I just had to make it! It turned out as good as it sounded, although I did cut the ingredients in half so it wouldn't make as much. If you like potato soup then you have to try this recipe. Another plus is using the slow cooker...which I love! I didn't have any fresh parsley for garnish so just added some fresh ground pepper and a little cheese.


10 cups raw potatoes, cubed
1 large onion,chopped
2 - 3 carrots, chopped
Couple handfuls frozen corn (or any veg. you want. I used cauliflower, it was very good)
3- 14 oz. cans of fat-free, reduced sodium , chicken broth
1 can condensed cream of chicken soup
1/4 tsp. black pepper
8 oz. fat-free cream cheese

In a 5 or 6 qt. slow cooker, mix potatoes, all vegetables, broth, soup, and pepper. Cook 8 to 10 hours on low.
Add cream cheese and cook another 20 minutes, stir occasionally.

Top with chopped scallions, crumbled bacon, and shredded cheese.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Wearin' of the Green

May you always have
Walls for the winds,
A roof for the rain,
Tea beside the fire..
Laughter to cheer you,
Those you love near you,
And all your heart might desire.