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    Thursday, September 07, 2006

    Old Tyme Crockpot Recipe, Foraging

    I had the drive to go food hunting today, which means that I am feeling much better than I was, but still not quite up to par, or else I would have been somewhat content being a lazy bum. (I seem to be more active and productive when I'm not feeling too good as some sort of nose-snubbing at whatever has got me feeling low, I'm not sure why) *chuckle* But anyway, we walked once around the block picking up walnuts as we went. We got a LOT of walnuts, and the trees aren't finished dropping them. *grin* Keebler and I formatted the HD on his computer, added some goodies to the computer IA bought from Dliwehtfollac through us, installed win2kpro on Keeb's machine, and found a website that does that handy little technoratti tag thingie.

    My mother came over unanounced and spend 30 minutes whispering to Ladybug right behind my back (so as not to disturb me while I was working, see *rolls eyes*) in order to tell me something I had no interest in, and then, as soon as she got home, she called me, ripping me uncerimoniously from my important task again, so that she could share some more silliness that she deemed important for another 45 minutes.

    I cooked a really healthy chunky tomato and vegetable soup, and Keeb made smoked cheddar grilled cheese sandwiches to go with it. It was an amazing combination and they complimented eachother quite well.
    Super-Easy Chunky Tomato & Vegetable Soup Recipe
    1 box Campbells Selects tomato and roasted red pepper soup
    16oz bag peeled baby carrots, halved widthwise
    2 garden fresh bell peppers
    1/2 yellow onion
    1 cup water
    1 cup chopped fresh zuchini
    10 garden fresh cherry tomatoes, halved
    1/2 teaspoon chopped roasted garlic
    1/4 cup dried parsley flakes
    1/8 cup dried chives

    Dump everything into pot (or crockpot) and stir. Cover and cook at medium or low until carrots are tender but not mushy (can cut with stirring spoon). This will take a few hours depending on temperature (medium 2 hrs) (low 4hrs) so it can be left alone while you nap or take a walk. If you prefer mushy veggies (like those found in canned foods), it can be prepared in the morning, left on all day, and be ready to serve by dinnertime. I call this method olde tyme crockpot, as it does not require any special appliances to make.

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    1 comment:

    Faith said...

    we love grilled cheese and tomato soup together! I'll have to copy your recipe and try your soup, sounds good. Glad you are feeling better.
    We have walnuts, you want them?