Day 3: Crock Pot Potato Soup

by Bobbi from nhershoes on March 4, 2011 · 10 comments

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Evening friends. How was your Thursday? WHO IS READY FOR FRIDAY? I work tomorrow, but on Friday’s I don’t go in until noon, so that means SLEEP IN DAY for ME 🙂

Lunch

I brought our leftovers to work from last night. Nachos in a bowl are even better on day #2. Plus some tangerines. Today I also added tomatoes from work, but I forgot to picture them.

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Afternoon Snack: Apple + Homemade trail mix, cashews, almonds, raisins, and walnuts.

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Workout

After work Jackie and I took off for the perfect 5 mile run.  We talked about races and food of course 😉 The weather has been nice and it stayed bright for most of the run 🙂 I am so ready for the time change!!!!

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We have our first 10k race of the season coming up on March 20 and then a 1/2 marathon on April 10th!!! Oh and I am running another RAGNAR RELAY RACE in April!!  RACING SEASON HERE WE COME 🙂

Dinner

I prepped dinner last night in the CP, because as soon as I got done with the run this evening I had to take dinner over to our Thursday Night Group. I make soup the first Thursday of every month for the group and guess what? It’s already the first Thursday of the month! TIME FLIES!!!

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Slow Cooker Potato Soup

-adapted from the Cooking Light Slow Cooker Cookbook

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: around 7.5 hours

4 cups of cubed peeled potatoes

1 cup chopped onion

1 cup thinly sliced celery

3/4 cup thinly sliced carrot

3 tablespoons of butter cut into small pieces

1 teaspoon of Sea Salt

1 teaspoon Black Pepper

1 (14oz) can of Vegetable Broth

1/4 cup of Whole Wheat Flour

1 1/2 cups 2% Milk (I used 1%)

1 cup Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese (optional)

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Place the first 9 ingredients into the CP. Cover and cook for 6-7 hours on low. Then increase heat to high and lightly spoon flour into a mixing bowl and gradually add the milk. Whisk together and then pour over soup. Cook uncovered for 25 minutes, stirring often.I added about 1/2 cup milk more to make it creamier. 

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The group loved it! AND SO DID I!! I am even thinking about making it again this weekend for the Hubby and I for dinner. I think he would love it 🙂 We shall see!

I was just looking over our calendar for next week and we have 3 DINNER PARTIES in a ROW!! Oh my let’s hope the are all on board with our challenge!

Good night friends.

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