The mention of soup and stews always conjures up comfort food and right now with the weather being chilly (well as chilly as it can get in Houston) it makes for a perfect dinner! The big plus is that you generally have leftovers for a meal later in the week and/or if you are making your own broth and don’t need the meat you have leftover meat to use for a second meal. Italian Wedding Soup is a great example of getting several meals out of making one soup. First off it makes a LOT so you will have enough for a meal later in the week and the chicken isn’t used so you can use it for another meal later in the week. Also most of my soup recipes are easy and the crock pot can do most of the work for you. Here are some of my favorites for you to try or mix it up your way – Taste the Possibilities!
Italian Wedding Soup (Don’t let the ingredient list scare you – it is very easy!)
Rustic White Bean Ragout with Spinach and Italian Sausage (This soup can be whipped up in about 30 minutes!)
Simple Chicken Noodle Soup (Comfort food at its best and you can choose to use canned broth or make your own. I highly recommend making your own, but if you don’t have time it can be whipped up in about 30 minutes.)
Boeuf Bourguignon (Don’t let the fancy French name fool you this is very easy and start it on the stove and let the crock pot finish it for you. I have also done this in my pressure cooker and you can have a great meal on the table in about an hour instead of 4-5 hours for the simmering process. The hour also includes prep time.)
Guinnes Beef Stew (Don’t wait until St. Patrick’s Day to savor this wonderful stew! This is yet another example where the crock pot can do most of the work for you.)
Northern Bean Soup (Very easy and can be whipped up in about 30 minutes!)