i never thought i could love an appliance...

although I am sort of in love with my iPod, but that's an electronic gizmo, not an appliance per se... but my new slow cooker....HOT DAMN! I made the cabbage roll soup yesterday. It didn't taste right to me at first so I added some tomato juice to it and now it tastes a little like the tomato macaroni soup my dad used to make when i was a kid...and now i'm thinking, DAMN, i can make THAT in there! ohhhhhh, the possibilities! Next weekend (or heck, maybe the middle of this week), i'll make chili and maybe i'll look up apple stew. I remember making that camping when i was younger and it's all i can think about everytime i spoon out the applesauce for those darn banana bran muffins. I'm spending far too much time in my kitchen now! ****Edited for Mandy**** Cabbage Roll Soup - 8 servings
  • 1lb Extra Lean Ground Beef (or Turkey, Veggie Ground, whatever you like!)
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 package of coleslaw mix (found next to bag salad in the grocery store)
  • 2 cups of broth/stock (depends on the type of meat you use. I used campbell's low fat/low sodium beef broth)
  • 1/2 cup of uncooked brown rice
  • salt, pepper and spices to taste
The leader said to just add the ingredients in the slow cooker and never mentioned a cooking time. I browned the meat first with a small onion, combined them in the slow cooker I wasn't crazy about the taste at first so I added about 1 and 3/4 cup tomato juice to it, which made it taste more like cabbage rolls to me. I put it through the recipe builder and got 3 points a serving (1 1/2 cups).


Mandy said...

That's awesome that you're having so much fun cooking! I spent most of the day yesterday in the kitchen! :) It's so fun!

Hey, can you post that recipe for cabbage roll soup?

Amanda (dean75) said...

i love slow cookers!!! they make life so easy. i should start using mine more :P

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