48. Find and try ten new crock pot soup recipes.
That item on my life list was pretty easy to check off, once I got down to it. The trouble is that soup isn’t very photogenic. But all of these I made, Saturdays or Sundays for football eatin’s, and they were all pretty good. Editor’s note: I started and finished this project in 2015 and never hit publish on this blog post. Whoops.
#1: Creamy Tortellini Soup, 9/20/15
Surprising amount of kick! Not as creamy as I’d wanted. Maybe extra evaporated milk.
#2: Ham and Corn Chowder, 9/26/15
Trav reports: “The best soup you’ve made.” I skipped the suggestion to microwave the last ingredients before adding and the cream cheese didn’t melt all the way and looked sort of weird. Tasted okay, though.
#3: Garam Masala Chicken Stew With Peas And Potatoes, 10/11/15
This is the definition of “hearty”.
#4: Mini Meatball Minestrone Soup, 10/24/15
Use unsalted chicken broth, this was saltier than I expected.
#5: Tuscan White Bean and Sausage Soup, 11/1/2015
Substituted sweet potato for the squash, and it was great.
#6: Loaded Baked Potato Soup, 11/14/15
Added carrots and corn for more vegetables. Probably peas would be okay too. This was awesome.
#7: Beef Stew with Coca-Cola, 11/22/2015
I forgot to take a picture of this one. It was a solid beef stew.
#8: Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Soup, 12/6/2015
#9: Tomato Basil Parmesan Bisque, 12/12/2015
Added pasta to this, might reduce the cheese a little at the end. But tasty.
Editor’s second note: I swear I made a 10th soup, but hell if I remember what it was. I’m checking this off the list because I’m tired of it hanging around in my drafts.