Sunday, March 25, 2018

Slice of Life Day Twenty Five: A Teacher Needs to Eat

I love slowing down on Sundays to just make some good food.

Here's what's on the menu:

It's a crock-pot potato soup.  I found the recipe on Pinterest, but it didn't have a link, just a picture if that makes sense.   So here's how it went down:

Put a 32 ounce bag of frozen hash browns in the crock pot followed by:  
32+ ounces of broth.  I used vegetable.  But chicken works too.  I always have to add water to this soup, so that's why I said 32+.  I usually add a cup of water.  
Also add 1 can of cream soup.  I like to use cream of potato.  
Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
Before serving, stir in a block of cream cheese and let it melt.  

Serve with shredded cheese, croutons, bacon bits...whatever suits your fancy.  

Now...a confession.  I.Love.Cookbooks.  
You may know this about me.  I've confessed it before.  
This weekend we were at the library, and I came home with 4 new cookbooks to flip through.  

These two I'm considering purchasing:



We've been looking to continually clean up our diets while we take on running again.  These two have some great, tasty looking meals that I think we can swing!  (And isn't that the catch?)

These two were great to look at!  
I loved looking at this one!  I marked some things to look up online later.  
Traditional cook books like this tend to not work for our food allergy-ness.   I maybe can pull one or two recipes out, but that's it.  


This book is so creative.  And hello!  Macaroni and cheese?  Featured in a book?  Yes.  
It is a beautiful book.  I have tucked on a wish list for another day.  

What are you eating these days?


  1. Your soup looks delicious! I never use recipes for soup...just throw stuff in and stop when it tastes good. I have lentil-squash-coconut milk soup for lunch tomorrow!

  2. My new favorite cookbook is 100 Days of Real Food Fast and Fabulous by Lisa Leake. And I don't really cook. She has a cauliflower soup recipe that is unbelievable.

  3. I get so tired of eating the same food over and over, but my husband is picky and only wants certain foods. We are gradually introducing him to more grown up choices. I should check out a couple of cookbooks also