Friday, November 2, 2012

Recipe Rave Review: Crockpot Momma #1, Creamy Potato Soup


After a week of mid 70 degree weather, God decided to dump a cold and rainy Sunday on us. Granted, most of the time I would be pumped for a rainy Sunday, seeing it as an opportunity for a major cuddle session, this one was not so welcomed. After all the nice weather, I had just pulled out my lawn chairs to get some much needed vitamin D; drat!

After having to accept my literal SUN-day as canceled, I saw the positive, a day to try another crock pot recipe!  I wanted something warm (easy enough to accomplish in a crock pot) and hearty, so when I spotted this recipe for Creamy Potato Soup, I knew it was the one. While looking at the recipe , I started to frantically glance from the cookbook to supply. The goal here was to make it work with what I had. I have a rule I follow on rainy weekends at home with my husband... No leaving the house! So, the soup quickly morphed into a sweet potato soup since that was what was on hand. Even better for me, I love me some sweet pots!
  
I followed the recipe as listed, making a few adjustments. Sweet potatoes for Russet and rosemary seasoning instead of a twig; I said it was all about what I had! As the meal cooked away, we settled in for a Scrabble tournament and waited while the house filled with delicious scents of yummi-ness.


Six hours later, it was dinner time! I grabbed my hand mixer and smoothed out the major chunks of potato and got ready to serve. I pulled out some random bacon bits I had in the fridge for TH (barf, I know - Note from Nic: did you know most bacon bits you get from the store are vegetarian?) and grilled some onions to add on top. Whipping up a quick sassy salad, whole wheat garlic bread and we were off to the table!



You guessed it, “mmmmmmmmmmmmmmuuuugggggggghhhhhhhhh” escaped both of our lips and it was another successful recipe. Sweet, warm and hearty; just what our rainy Sun(-less)day called for.


What is your favorite rainy day meal? Stay tuned for more rave-recipe reviews…

12 comments:

  1. That looks great! I'm with you on using what's in the house if it's rainy or snowy.

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    1. Thank you Kathy!! To have your stamp of approval is just beyond thrilling. I am so pleased I was able to share the easy rainy day modifications I used to make your vision my own. I hope you enjoy the Crock Pot Momma series as it is all in honor of you!

      Strive to thrive,
      Em

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    1. Thank you Leah, delish is a great way to describe that hearty soup. I can't wait to share more Recipe Rave Reviews again soon.

      Strive to thrive,
      Em

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  4. Hi, visiting from November Link Love - WOW, this looks and sounds amazing!

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    1. Well Jennifer aren't you just the sweetest! We are so glad you like our site and hope you visit again soon and continue to enjoy.

      Strive to thrive,
      Em

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  5. The soup looks AWESOME! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    -Simone

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    1. Simone, you MUST try it! I hope you enjoy more of our Recipe Rave Reviews and are motivated to create our easy and delish recipes in your own home soon.

      Strive to thrive,
      Em

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  6. Just in time for fall! Yum!

    xo Jennifer

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    1. It is totally in time for fall in regards to color and taste! I hope you are able to give it a try and tell us what you think.

      Strive to thrive,
      Em

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