Everyday Mom's Meals: Soup Weather

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Soup Weather

I had a friend tell me the other day "I would make soup every day if I could." You know what? That's not a bad idea, especially this time of year.

A couple weeks ago when the Polar Vortex hit and we had windchills down to -50 degrees, the big pot of soup cooking all day on the counter was truly the only thing that made it okay. Mr. E was starting cars every 2 hours in the overnight to make sure they didn't freeze; and even though Alex was home from school, I still had to go out and start the car during the day too. It was the kind of cold that immediately hurt your face, and your soul!

And while those temps are gone, we still have cold weather ahead, in fact, snow is once again in the forecast, so plenty more time to put some great soup recipes to good use.

Plus, let's face it, while we all look forward to spring, the weather is brings isn't always the sunny, warm beautiful variety we have in our heads. Here in Indiana, those days are mixed with chilly, rainy, wet, miserable ones that also call for soup!

This is a terrific veggie soup with the addition of a favorite around here, cabbage!  In fact, you could make it totally meat free by swapping out the chicken broth. Perfect for your Meat Free Monday!

If you are tired of the cold, the snow, the wind, the slush, the ice, and pretty much winter all together, have a seat next to me. We can lament together; and whine over a big bowl of soup!

Crock Pot Cabbage Soup
1 medium head cabbage, chopped
3 celery stalks, finely chopped
2 medium carrots, finely chopped
1 medium white onion, chopped
2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 (12 oz.) bag frozen green beans
1 1/4 c. frozen corn
1 (15 oz.) can diced tomatoes, with juice
2 TBS tomato paste
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 (32 oz.) box chicken broth
2 c. water
2 cubes chicken bouillon
Salt and Pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in Crock Pot. Stir well. Cook on HIGH for 1 hour. Reduce heat to LOW and cook for 6-8 additional hours. 

Shared at Weekend Potluck

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