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Crockpot Baked Potato Soup

10 Feb

Well it’s cold out down here, kind of.  And I don’t want to slave in the kitchen for a hearty meal.  Hello crockpot.

Crockpot Baked Potato Soup

Loaded Soup

Ingredients:

5 pounds russet potatoes, 1/2 inch cubes, skin on

1 medium/large yellow onion, diced

10 cloves of garlic, minced

8 cups chicken stock

16 oz softened cream cheese

1 tbsp seasoned salt

Pepper to taste

Garnishes: crumbled bacon, shredded cheese, green onions (optional, but go big or go home)

I halved this recipe since there is only 2 of us, and there were plenty left overs.

1. Add potatoes, onion, garlic, seasoning, & chicken stock to crockpot.

Cooking potatoes

2. Cook on high for 6 hours or low for 10 hours.

3. Add the softened cream cheese.

Cream Cheese

 4. Puree soup with an immersion blender until the cheese is mixed in and about half the soup is blended.

Immersion Blender

5. Stir well.

Taste test:

Initial Spoonful

Pretty tasty.  However…

Garnished Spoonful

Pepper, thick cut bacon, pepper, shredded cheddar, pepper, and green onions.  Much better.

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Crockpot Cinnamon Apple Steel-cut Oats

12 Oct

Steel-cut oats rock my world. Well, at least to the extent a hot cereal can rock one’s world. They’re an absolute world apart from quick cooking oats, which can be gummy and lacking in the texture department.

With the mercury beginning to drop, I thought a steamy bowl of oats would be just the thing for a chilly morn’s breakfast, especially if there was no actual cooking required in the morning. So I whipped out my crockpot last night, tossed in my ingredients…..

…and woke up to the most delectable warm, cinnamony smells.

This recipe is hearty and not too sweet. Add any additional fruit you like during the cooking process, and top with milk and brown sugar if that floats your boat. Next time you have a crowd to feed, try doubling this for a super easy, healthy breakfast. At the very least, your house will smell divine!

Crockpot Cinnamon Apple Steel-cut Oats

1 C steel-cut oats

2 C almond milk (or dairy, soy, etc)

1 1/2 C water

1 C peeled, chopped apple

1 T cinnamon

1 1/2 T butter

2 T brown sugar

1/8 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla

Coat crockpot interior with non-stick spray. Add all ingredients to crockpot and stir to combine. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours. Stir in more milk right before serving, if desired. Please note that you may have to adjust the cooking time depending on your crockpot and texture preference.

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