Saturday, October 30, 2010

Savory Harvest Veggie Stoup - Slow Cooker Recipe

This has just been one of those weeks. Craving soups, pastas, and all those delicious foods that scream comfort and cooler weather. It was cooler, but it's back in the 70s here in Southern Colorado. No matter.
I've been planning to make this soup, which I've dubbed "Nummy Stew," for weeks now, and to share with the Sister Saturday Soup Exchange at Southern in My Heart and Gourmet Meals for Less today.

This is one of my favorite recipes, and I don't make it that often, though now I've learned more about what my slow cooker can do, it may be a more common dish at our house!

Savory Harvest Veggie Stoup

3-4 medium to large potatoes, cubed
1 apple, cubed
3 large carrots, chopped
3 large stalks celery, chopped
2 Roma tomatoes, chopped 
1 cup green beans
1 medium zucchini, sliced
3-4 cloves garlic, diced
2 quarts chicken broth
1 can tomato paste 
1 tbsp dried basil
1 tbsp dried cilantro (ground coriander is okay too)
1 tsp celery salt
1 tsp curry powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic salt 
8 oz pasta (more is fine)
Place all veggies in a 6 quart slow cooker. Pour the broth over the veggies; if the broth doesn't cover the veggies, add more. Stir in tomato paste -- it's okay if it doesn't mix well yet; it will mix in as the soup cooks. Stir in the spices and the pasta. Turn the slow cooker on high for 3-4 hours, or on low for 6-8.

Note - if you wish your noodles to be less falling apart, add them about 30-45 minutes prior  to serving.

Ladle into bowls and serve with bread.

Easy Peasy... Enjoy!!

As mentioned, I'm linking this with the Sister Saturday Soup Exchange (see button below).
I'm also pleased to finally have a soup to bring to Deb @ Kahakai Kitchen's Souper Sundays.
And, I'm also linking this up to My Meatless Mondays at My Sweet and Savory

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Butternut Squash Ravioli & Friday Potluck!


Friday Potluck to be more specific!

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Have you ever had one of those weeks where it just feels like hit after hit and comfort food is all you crave? We had one of those weeks, both K and I. 

It will all work out in the end, yes, but just lots of frustrating stuff all coincidentally happening at the same time. Comfort Food.

I'm bringing Comfort Food (with a Capital "C" and "F") to the Friday Potluck this week.

Ok. I admit it. 

I cheated this time. 

This is not a recipe, nor is it an admission of guilt for not making this dish from scratch. 

Instead it's sharing of an amazing, wonderful, delicious find from a store that I love. 

Butternut Squash Ravioli really makes my day.

After reading about Homemade Butternut Squash and Apple Stuffed Tortellini at Cook's Book (in fact a pick in my Saturday Sevens on 10/23), I started craving butternut squash stuffed pasta. 

Lo and behold. At a trip to Costco (a store that I love dearly) I spotted these lovely little ravioli.
Aren't they pretty?

Anyway, as it's always dangerous to shop when hungry, and knowing full well what we might be facing, K and I decided to do it anyway. At Costco last night, we decided to buy pre-made ravioli for dinner for a night like this.

Foresight? I don't know.



I can't wait to see what you all post!!

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