Monday, January 5, 2015

Oh Hi. Here's some Get Well Soup!

I've been horrible about updating the blog (I do good to post something once every 6 months haha!) BUT my mom and dad gave me a serger for Christmas, so I'm feeling pretty motivated to get some sewing projects done. I'm also feeling pretty motivated to cook (particularly some freezer to crockpot meals to practice on before the baby gets here in June).  So, with those two motivations, maybe I'll start posting my projects and recipes again, right?

To get started, here's "Get Well Soup."  Everyone has been sick in our and we only felt like eating lots of soup in our house.  We had some basic ingredients on hand and decided to see what came out...and it was delicious.  It's quite possibly one of our favorite soups actually!

Get Well Soup
1-2 lb ground meat (we used venison, but you could use any meat you like)
1 can cream of chicken
~1/2 jar spaghetti sauce
2 chicken bouillon cubes + 1 cup of water
1 green bell pepper
1 batch "hot honey" (4 cloves garlic minced, 2 tbs honey, 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper)
2 stalks celery
2 carrots
salt and pepper to taste

Brown ground meat in stock pot with a drizzle of olive oil and a dash of salt.
Add hot honey mixture (best if prepared a day ahead) and spaghetti sauce.
Add cream of chicken (If using a homemade cream of chicken mix, dissolve in 1 1/4 cup water first).
Dissolve bouillon in 1 cup hot water and add.
Chop and add celery and carrots.
If pepper is frozen, let it set in the stew until thawed, then chop and re-add to the stock pot.
Let everything simmer on low until veggies are soft.  Add salt and pepper to taste.
Serve topped with shredded cheese, sour cream, or crackers.