I’ve noticed that more of the people reading this blog are starting to get crockpots and that really excites me. Its kind of funny to me though that I specially am being associated with crockpots. Whenever one of my friends gets one, they immediately tell me, “Susu I got a crockpot!!!” or like the other day, my boss at work got one and told me we had something very important to talk about. I braced myself only to hear her say she couldn’t believe I was a big crockpotter and she didn’t know about this. It has now spread around the hotel- “oh you should check out susu’s crockpottuesday blog!” It’s definetly a good feeling and I feel like I have accomplished the goal of spreading the love of crockpots around. I do feel like I have higher standards to meet though with this thing now, but good news for me, its pretty freakin’ easy because the crockpot does most of the work!
This evening I decided I wanted a nice soup since its getting cold-practically snowing off and on. I looked through my crockpot book and found something right up my alley. I went to the store and bought:
- 2 bags of 14oz cheese tortellini pasta
- frozen bag of green beans
- 1 can of white beans
- 2 cans of chicken broth
- 1 can of diced tomatoes
- 1 green pepper
- 1 zucchini
- basil, cumin, salt, pepper
So to prep for the soup I diced up the onion and green pepper and put them in a frying pan with some olive oil. I cooked them about 7minutes until the onion was clear.
Meanwhile I put in the crockpot the rest of the ingredients.
Then I transferred the cooked onion and pepper to the crockpot and stirred everything together. I let this cook for 3.5 hours on high ( didn’t have time to do the 7 hours on low). After I put in the tortellinis and lets them cook for about 20 minutes (they seemed to cook through very quickly.) Then I turned the crockpot to WARM and added salt, pepper, basil, and cumin to taste.
This soup was MOLTO BUONA! This is definitely something anyone could do and be proud of. I served it with a baguette from Eli’s bakery that was made with parmesan cheese. I just sliced it and put some olive oil over it, stuck it in the oven at broil, and wahla- perfect dipping side.
If any of you New Yorkers wanna come over for seconds I have plenty 🙂
Success: yes, try it yourself.