Thursday, November 8, 2012

Where Would You Love To Cook and Sew Today?

So Cozy! Well I have to admit I want to sew not cook here. I want to pull out my sewing machine and work on a few traditional quilt blocks. I found this dining room at:
So I am going to bring my crock pot and my sewing machine.
Where better to get a great recipe than over at 
A Year of Slow Cooking
Let see what can go into the Crock pot:

Slow Cooker Baked Potato Soup Recipe

We all really liked this soup---the kids ate a ton, and we have a bunch leftover. I made a big batch so we'd have leftovers in the freezer. I'd guess this serves 10.

The Ingredients.

--5 lbs potatoes, peeled and diced in 1 to 2-inch chunks
--1 teeny onion, diced
--4 cloves garlic, minced
--1 teaspoon seasoned salt
--1/2 teaspoon black pepper
--1/2 teaspoon red pepper
--2 quarts chicken broth
--2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, to add at the end
--crumbled bacon and green onion or chives as garnish (optional)

The Directions.

Use a 6 quart or larger slow cooker. Peel and dice the potatoes, and put them into the stoneware. Add onion and garlic. Sprinkle in the seasonings, and pour in the broth. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours, or on high for 4. The potatoes should be fork-tender. You can use a potato masher to mash the potatoes in the soup, or a hand-held immersible blender. I suppose you can also leave the potatoes in chunks, if you really wanted, but I wanted a smooth soup.

After smashing the potatoes, crumble in both packages of cream cheese, and put the lid back on. Cook on high for about 30 minutes, or until the cream cheese is completely dissolved. Stir a few times during the 30 minutes.

Garnish with crumbled bacon, green onion or chives, and I'd assume cheddar cheese would be just delightful.

This really is a fun blog. She used her Crock pot for 365 days and even has a verdict of weather or not her family liked the recipe or not.

And while this cooked I am going to go over and visit Amy Smart at:

'Peppermint Pinwheel' Dresden Block

Amy has the best Tutorial at:

I can't wait to get sewing and smelling that wonderful Crock Pot recipe.

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