It’s no secret that I love my crock pot. Is there anything better than throwing a bunch of ingredients together, walking away for 6+ hours, & coming back to a warm, complete meal? I didn’t think so.
I’m extra “proud” of this recipe, because it originated all from my own little mind! Normally, I “borrow” recipes from other bloggers, occasionally making my own tweaks, or I look up recipes via websites like Campbell’s Kitchen.
When I was making my grocery list/meal plan for this week, I knew I would need quick meals for Monday & Tuesday, since it’s parent/teacher conference time. Immediately, I knew I would be using my crock pot & began thinking of what ingredients might go well together.
I proudly present:
Sweet Potato Soup
Makes about 4-5 bowls of soup.
- Two large sweet potatoes, peeled & cubed
- 4-5 carrots, peeled & chopped
- 1/2 of a yellow onion, chopped
- 1 can chickpeas (drained)
- 1 & 3/4 cans (14.5 oz) vegetable stock
- Grated garlic (to taste; I grated several cloves)
- Salt & pepper (to taste)
- 2 heaping tbsp. of flour
I prepped all of my ingredients Sunday evening, while Mama Pea’s Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers were cooking away! I have no time to spare getting out the door in the morning, & certainly wouldn’t have time to peel & chop potatoes. Doing the prep work the night before, & storing the ingredients in tupperware containers definitely makes for a less-hectic morning!
- Place all ingredients in the crock pot; stir to combine.
- Cook on “low” for 8-10 hours (I was away for 10 hours, & I’m assuming 8 hours would be plenty of time.)
- The soup may look a little “watery” — don’t worry! Stir the soup & add in the 2 tablespoons of flour. Stir again & let sit for an additional 10-20 minutes or so until the soup takes on the consistency of the sweet potatoes.
- Serve & enjoy!
The only thing we were missing was some hearty, fresh bread! That would have made the meal!
This has nothing to do with the soup, but I snapped these photos of Stewie yesterday & had to share! This dog loves his toys…
Our bed is too high for him to jump up on his own, but he also likes to have a pile of toys with him when we sleep every night. Therefore, every night, he brings in a toy, gets lifted onto the bed, jumps down, & repeats this process until he has an adequate number of his buddies with him.
Such a silly pug!
Thanksgiving break is on the horizon, friends! Only a 1/2 day of in-service tomorrow & then no work until next Tuesday!
What are your holiday plans? Anyone brave enough to cook the big meal on their own? Chris & I live in a 1-bedroom apartment, so I’m fairly certain no one would
want expect us to host Thanksgiving. We’re going to my Aunt & Uncle’s house & Chris’s parents’ house, & I plan to cook up some goodies tomorrow afternoon!