Slow Cooking Thrusday ~ Everything But the kitchen sink…

I’m going to have a houseful for Christmas and here in the North Woods there is always the possibility of enough snow to keep us all indoors so I’m starting to think menu for a crowd and how I can make it ahead to avoid my spending the entire time in the kitchen. While cleaning out the freezer and fridge today I had an idea and came up with the yummiest soup I can remember in a long time. So we’re calling it Everything but the Kitchen Sink Soup. I plan on making this (and many others) ahead of time and freezing them. I can then just put them in the crock pot and have a delicious meal without all the prep and mess.

4 cups frozen chicken broth (leftover from the last several chicken carcasses)
4 cups water
1 can Campbell’s tomato soup
1 tablespoon Classico tomato pesto
2 tablespoons beef flavor Better Than Bouillon
1 tablespoon minced garlic, Jar
1 bunch green onion, sliced
1 small onion chopped
1 large red pepper, seeded and cut into small slivers
1/2 bag baby carrots, halved
1 1/2 boxes mushrooms, sliced
1 bag frozen white shoepeg corn
2 tenderloin steaks, cut into small pieces
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 cup long grain rice
1/4 cup barley
1/4 cup wild rice
1/3 cup split peas

  • Mix together the chicken broth, tomato soup, pesto, better than bouillon, salt, pepper and garlic into the slow cooker.
  • Add veggies and meat as you prep them, stirring well in between.
  • Cook on low 6 hours.
  • Add the rices, barley and split peas.
  • Cook on low 2 more hours or so.
  • Serve with warm beer bread.
I do the memes: Menu Plan Monday hosted by Laura at I’m an Organizing Junkie, Favorite Ingredient Friday hosted by Kathryn at Overwhelmed with Joy, Freezer Food Friday hosted by MJ at mjpuzzlemom, Scrumptious Sunday hosted by Meredith at Mercedes Rocks, Tasty Thursday hosted by Pumpkin Patch, Watchin’ What We Eat hosted by Lorie at Honey I Shrank Myself and Slow Cooking Thursday hosted by Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. Doing them all make great additions to help keeping me on track and finding so new recipes!

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