Yesterday, I made another pretty good soup. I think that my split pea was much better, but this one was an experiment, and it tasted fine. It was also pretty nutritious, I think, because of all the fresh veggies.
The Jimmy Buffett cup is thrown in there for more blue, because this is also a Blue Monday Post. I have two of them that are just alike, and at home, you will always find me with a Jimmy Buffett cup around. I think that we have six total, though they are not all blue.
Once again, I used my favorite big crock pot. I do this because it holds a lot, and I don't have to worry about things burning easily. Or in other words, I do not have to get up so often to stir the soup. It looks like there is a bunch of cheese in there, but there isn't any. That might have been a good added touch at the end though.
Into your large pot, add:
1 large can of Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup. (I use store brands for many things, but not for creamy soups.)
1 box of Roasted Tomato Soup. (Have you used those box soups yet? They are ready to go, you don't have to add milk or water and are pretty darn good.)
Mix these two soups together with a wire whisk until they are well blended. Then add these:
3 cups of fresh, sliced mushrooms
1 large onion of your favorite type, chopped
1 cube of butter
1 can of corn
2 handfuls of cherry tomatoes
Steam the following on the stove or in the microwave before adding to the stuff above. Carrots take forever to cook, so by steaming them first, your soup will be done faster.
1 small bag of baby carrots
3 cups of fresh mixed raw veggies that come in those little assorted bags: broccoli, snap peas, and cauliflower
Pepper, salt and garlic powder.
Cook for about 3 hours, or until those silly carrots are soft.
Enjoy! I am adding this to Smiling Sally's Blue Monday Party. Please click here for lots of blue things today CLICK HERE.
I just wanted to let you know that I am so happy! During the past few months that I have been posting my old pictures for Sepia Saturday, I was hope to reconnect with long-lost cousins and other relatives. Right away, I was contacted by Bill Hedrick, and we have been corresponding and sharing information about the Hedrick family.
The missing link for me, though, has been my Arkansas relatives. Yesterday was so exciting because I had four cousins contact me from that side of the family: Linda, Carolyn, Suzanne and Barbara. Now I am Facebook friends with the first three so far, and we spent last night sharing our Johnson family photos. It is so wonderful! I hope that I will be meeting more of them soon. They have what I have been missing ... the pictures, stories and history.
Today, I am very grateful for my blog and for FB, and how they have helped to bring my distant relatives closer. Yay for us!
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