Posts Tagged ‘winter’

Creamy Squash Soup!

October 15, 2008

2 tablespoons butter
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon dried sage
2 Granny Smith apples
1 14 1/2-ounce can chicken broth
3/4 cup water
1 12-ounce package frozen squash, thawed
2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger
1/2 cup milk

In medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and sage; cook 3 minutes to soften. Reserve 1/4 of one apple for garnish; peel, core, and finely chop remaining apple. Add to onion mixture with broth and water; heat to simmering. Cook mixture, covered, 12 minutes.

Add squash and ginger to apple mixture; simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes.

Zesty Minestrone

October 15, 2008

Ingredients: 3 cups water
1/2 pounds stewing beef, cut into 1-inch pieces and browned
1/4 cup dried minced onion
20 baby carrots, cut in thirds
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon dried basil
1/2 cup dried vermicelli pasta
1 1/2 tablespoons dried oregano
1 package (10 ounces) frozen mixed vegetables
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Combine all ingredients except frozen vegetables and cheese in greased 3-1/2 to 5-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on high heat 3-4 hours or on low heat 6-8 hours.

One hour before serving, add frozen vegetables. Cover and cook an additional hour. Top individual servings with Parmesan cheese.

Serve with crusty bread and herbed cream cheese spread