Everyday Mom's Meals: Are You Kidding Me??

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Are You Kidding Me??

I heard someone say recently, "my crock pot is evil". So naturally I assumed she meant it was old, broken, not working right and ruining her food. Nope. It was in perfect working order. She just didn't like any of the food that was coming out of it. Really??? I have a lot of friends in this world, but I have to admit that my trusty crock pot is top 5 at least. LOL It's funny b/c my crock pot is older than I am, and I purchased it at a garage sale for 25 cents almost 7 years ago, but it's perfect for me! So I'm on a mission---I have to convince her it's not the crock pot, it's the user. I'm sorry, I know that's harsh, but it's best to just rip the band aid off. User error isn't something to be ashamed of, we've all been there. That new gadget appliance that doesn't work the way it's supposed to and we think "well, that was false advertising", in reality maybe outside factors are contributing. Maybe the recipe isn't the best one, or maybe something wasn't executed in the best way. So I directed her to the website for Family Crock Pot Recipes - it has anything under the sun you can cook in a slow cooker, from the very easy to the more complicated. I thought it was a great place for her to start, get inspiration and give that crock pot another chance. While looking through recipes w/ her I came upon one that I had to try. I love soup. I love broccoli and cheese soup. This called out to me and I'm happy to welcome it into our home tonight!

Broccoli Cheese Soup
2 10 oz cans cream of chicken soup
2 10 oz packages frozen chopped broccoli
1 small onion chopped
1 qt. half and half
1 lb. Velveeta, cubed

Combine the soup, broccoli and onion in crock pot, mix well. Add the half and half and cheese; stir to mix. Cook for 4 hours on high.

Shared on Crock Pot Exchange July 29, 2011
Shared on Gooseberry Patch Sept. 14, 2011

1 comment:

Krista said...

This is truly one of the best and easiest soups I've ever made. I love broccoli cheese soup and my favorite is Ruby Tuesdays and I love this more than that!