We're talking the kind of cold that takes your breath away the second you step out into it. The kind of cold that you feel like you have to squint when you're outside. Not because the sun is too bright...there is no sun...but you're afraid your eyes are going to freeze open! That kind of bone chilling cold is exactly what we were dealing with the day I made this soup.
We love soup, anytime, but no other time more than when we are freezing. When the thermometer can't get above zero, it just makes the soup taste better. It fills you up, thaws you out, and helps your body to feel more human-like again.
Now, if you're like my husband and after reading the recipe ask "Um, where is the protein?", don't worry. You won't miss it! Yep, it's all veggies, of every color you can think of, hanging out to make something so delicious I guarantee you will be making it again and again during these cold winter months. Plus, you can add other veggies, substitute others out, the possibilities are endless!
If you feel like you will never be warm again, think about hot sunny days spend on the warms sands of a beach somewhere. Go to that happy place in your head; and then make this soup!
Slow Cooker Veggie Soup Adapted from Hometown Christmas
3 (14 oz.) cans chicken or vegetable broth
3/4 lb. fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 (14 oz.) can diced tomatoes, with juice
2 medium zucchini, diced
2 medium yellow squash, diced
8 small red potatoes, diced
3 medium carrots, diced
1/2 TBS dill weed
1 TBS dried oregano
1 TBS dried parsley
Salt and Pepper to taste
Green Onions, for garnish
Place all ingredients, except green onions in Crock Pot. Stir to combine. Cook on HIGH for 1 hour. Reduce heat and cook on LOW for 6 more hours. Garnish with green onions before serving.
Soup at Very Good Recipes