It’s that time of winter. You’re starting to get a bad case of “cabin fever” if you live (like me) in a cold climate like Minnesota, and the best thing to do is get outside and play in the cold and snow. It’s absolutely necessary this time of the winter, to get outside and blow off some steam, and get some much-needed fresh air. I had to share this photo of my mom and her cousin (my godmother), when they were about 3-4 years old, playing on a sled in the snow. I’m sure their mothers told hem to go outside and get some fresh air. They are definitely bundled up for the weather and ready to go!
This is just so stinkin’ cute! I hope they found one of the dads or uncles to pull them around on that sled!
Today’s recipe is perfect for when you’ve been outside playing in the cold and snow and it’s time to come in, warm up, and have a nice warm bowl of soup. This Creamy Vegetable Soup recipe comes from an old neighbor of my mom’s from years ago. You can get this set up in the crock pot early in the morning and play outside all day!
This makes a big batch!
Here is the recipe as I made it:
Creamy Vegetable Soup
Put into crock pot:
1 1/2 quarts water
6 cubes of chicken bouillon (you could probably use chicken broth, but I think the bouillon cubes give it a bit of a more intense flavor)
1/2 of an onion, chopped
2 1/2 cups chopped potato
1 cup diced carrot
16 ounce package of frozen vegetables
Cook on low 7-8 hours.
1 1/2 hours before it’s finished cooking add:
3 cans cream of chicken soup
1/2 to 1 pound Velveeta Cheese, diced
When cheese is melted, soup is ready.
It doesn’t take long to chop all the veggies and get the soup ready to go.
When it’s time to add the Cream of Chicken Soup and the Velveeta Cheese, it does need time to melt.
Oh boy, this is so good!
All you need is some crackers or bread or maybe a nice green salad to go with this soup.
This soup is delicious and warming and easy and ready right when you need it. Now get your crock pot ready, make up a batch of this soup, then go outside and blow off some steam. Build a snowman, go skiing, do some ice skating, play hockey, or get some snowshoes on. The possibilities are endless. Go ahead – get outside and get some fresh air before real bad “cabin fever” sets in! Then come on inside and dive in to that bowl of warm, delicious soup.