Category Archives: Main Dishes
I always love making and eating soup during the winter. Even though this winter really hasn’t felt like winter yet, I decided to make some soup. Here is an easy creamy potato soup that you can make in the crockpot. I love crockpot recipes because I can put the ingredients in the crockpot and kind of forget about it for a few hours.
One thing that makes this recipe different than other crockpot potato soups, is that I put cauliflower in it. Lately, I’ve been trying to find ways of getting extra veggies in to my day and I thought that this would be one easy way. Adding the cauliflower to the soup makes it a little thicker and since there is only 1/2 a head of cauliflower in this recipe, you don’t really taste it.
Crockpot Potato Soup
- 1/2 head of cauliflower (diced)
- 8 oz whole milk
- 32 oz frozen diced potatoes
- 32 oz chicken broth
- 1 can (10.5 oz) cream of chicken soup
- 1 can (10.5 oz) cheddar cheese soup
- 2 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 8 oz cream cheese (cubed)
- 1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese (I used sharp)
- 5 slices bacon (crumbled, divided 3 slices, 2 slices)
- salt and pepper to taste
Puree the cauliflower and the whole milk together.
In the crockpot add the cauliflower mixture, potatoes, chicken broth, cream of chicken soup, cheddar cheese soup, garlic, cayenne pepper, 3 slices of crumbled bacon, salt and pepper.
Cook on low for 7 to 8 hrs or until potatoes are tender.
When there is an hour left of cooking, add in the cream cheese. Stir the soup every once and awhile to mix in the cream cheese.
Serve with bacon crumbles and shredded cheese.
Optional: Before serving use an emersion blender on some of the soup or place some of the soup in a blender to blend.
This past weekend was Memorial Day weekend. I’ve always thought of Memorial Day weekend as the start of summer. Summer to me means grilling out and campfires. I had neither of these experiences this weekend. I was really bummed.
I thought back to past Memorial Days, where my family would get up early in the morning to watch my dad march in the Memorial Day ceremony. After the ceremony my dad would work on finishing up planting the garden. We’d always end the day grilling dinner.
I wanted to grill out on Memorial Day, but seeing that it was suppose to rain all day I decided to marinade some chicken and cook it in the oven. I figured it’d be as close to a grill as I would get this weekend.
In a large bowl I put one cup of plain Greek yogurt.
Next I put the sour cream into the bowl.
To the sour cream I added the dill.
I always like to mix my ingredients every once and awhile, just because I love seeing the recipe come together.
To the mixture of yogurt, sour cream and dill, I added the packets of ranch dressing mix.
After I mixed the ranch dressing powder into the mixture I added the garlic.
Next, dice up the chicken. You’ll want to make sure to keep them somewhat of an even size so they cook evenly.
Add the chicken to the marinade.
Mix the chicken and marinade together.
Next, put the chicken mixture in a plastic bag and put it in the refrigerator for a couple of hours or over night.
After the chicken is done marinating, you’ll want to grease the baking sheet. I used olive oil this time as I was out of the spray kind. I have done it both ways and either is fine. Place the chicken on baking sheet.
Cook the chicken at 350* for 25 minutes.
I hope that you all enjoy!
Dill, Garlic, Ranch Marinated Chicken