Tuesday, December 21, 2010


I actually made this recipe last week. It took me so long to post about it though because I was so embarrassed about what happened while I made it. But alas, this recipe is too good/easy to keep to myself. 

This is a recipe from A Year of Slow Cooking. I was looking for a recipe that would be healthy and light. This def. fit the bill! I was so excited to see that the ingredient is almost ALL veggies! And cooking it in the slow cooker meant that I didn't have to cook once I got off work. Double win!

But this recipe wasn't all fun and games....

8 cups of chicken broth
1 small onion - chopped
1 red pepper - chopped
1 peeled and chopped carrot or a few baby carrots
2 (16-ounce) bags frozen corn
2 medium potatoes - chopped (I left the skin on)

Finely chop the onion and brown in a tablespoon of olive oil in a medium saucepan. You want the onion to be cooked, but not totally translucent since it will continue to cook in the slow cooker. 
I missed this step. I was just too tired. It didn't seem to make a difference, but I also have nothing to compare it to!

Mix throw it together with your other chopped veggies. I did this all the night before. It made this morning a breeze! Especially because I wasn't fully awake (Ummm I put the coffee pot in the cupboard! What?!?!)

Put everything in the slow cooker. I think I need a bigger Crock Pot... Add that to the wedding registry list.

Plug in your slow cooker and set on high for 4-5 hours or low for 8-9 hours. How great is that? Picture perfect by the time I get home from work. Or is it... One last step...

This is the tricky and totally fun part: Her words, not mine.

Use a hand blender to chowderify. Another item that I will be adding to the wedding registry after this little mishap! I used the blender instead (don't worry, I have done this before!) The plastic part of the lid somehow made it into the blender too! Oops!

I thought I could just strain the soup to get the plastic pieces out. I took one look at the chowder and changed my mind. This was not going to work!

Because I did the last step in two parts, I still had more than enough for dinner. And I'm so thankful that I did because this soup is too good to miss. Seriously, try it!

Sorry the lack of pictures of the final product. We were hungry by the time dinner was actually ready!

1 comment:

  1. that sounds/looks like a great recipe to try! But I will take mine without plastic pieces mixed in. ha
    p.s. I can't believe you put the coffee pot in the cupbard!