Everyday Mom's Meals: Soup Weather

Friday, August 28, 2015

Soup Weather

It's coming folks. In fact, with the cooler temps we've been having this week, I thought it was here earlier than expected, but according to the forecast, we should see 90 again next week, so not quite yet. What do I speak about? Soup season!

Now, we enjoy soup year round, but let's face it, when it is the middle of summer, and you've spent all day at the pool, or in the sun, it isn't going to show up on the weekly menu as much. But the minute the leaves begin to turn, and that autumn chill is in the air, that all changes.

We will eat more soup in the upcoming months than any other dish. I guarantee it. From slow cooker ones to the stove top variety, I will find as many as I can to warm us up and fill us up at the same time.

To get ready for this, I actually did make soup on a 90 degree day! Ha! I wanted to be prepared for a recipe for ya'll to go live right about now, so to test it, compromises had to be made!

If you love bean soup like we do, but aren't in the mood for a heavy one with ham or other meat, this is a great option for you! Beans, veggies, and seasonings. That's it! Cooked for hours, with a deep flavor you won't miss the meat at all! Serve a grilled cheese for dipping, and dinner is done!

Grab your slow cooker and put it to good use this soup season! I'll have many more ideas to share as we head into autumn and beyond!

Crock Pot Confetti Bean Soup
1 lb. 15 bean soup mix*
3 (32 oz.) boxes chicken broth
4 medium carrots, diced
1 large white onion, diced
2 TBS tomato paste
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 (14 oz.) can diced tomatoes, with juice
Salt and Pepper to taste
Shredded Parmesan Cheese

Rinse and sort beans. Add all ingredients, except tomatoes and cheese to Crock Pot. Stir well. Cook on LOW for 8-10 hours. Add tomatoes with juice. Cook on HIGH for 15 minutes. Garnish with cheese. *NOTE* If your soup mix comes with a flavor packet, add it with the rest of the ingredients.

Shared at Weekend Potluck

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