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Creamy Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

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Cheers to another crockpot recipe! Cheers to not having to slave over the stove for hours on end! Cheers to all the busy moms out there who don’t have time for all that cooking shenanigans. Cheers because this recipe is for you!

I’m not a busy mom just yet but I love simplicity, and I want to try and make at least one crockpot meal a week for the winter! It’s so nice to throw all the ingredients into the crockpot and have dinner ready when you walk in the door! It makes your house smell so yummy and not only that, you are left with only a few dishes to clean up once you are done! What’s your favorite crockpot meal? This soup I was able to share with my girlfriends, Tiffani and Nicole, who came over for dinner last night. I really do love a weekday dinner date with friends. It just helps to break up the week! Anyone else agree?

Now if you decide to make this black bean soup, there is one step that is necessary before throwing everything into the crock pot – soaking the dry beans! If you don’t want to soak your beans over night, you can place them on the stove top, bring them to a boil, turn off the heat and let them soak for 1 hour in the hot water. Again, let me repeat…this step is crucial! I kinda skipped out on this and although my soup turned out fantastic, it took a bit longer to cook. I thought it would never to be ready and neither did Joe! Also, if you don’t want to use dried beans, you could always use canned black beans and you wouldn’t have to worry about hard beans. Nothing like taking a bit of the soup and almost breaking a tooth off! So to get to the good stuff, the recipe…


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Chicken Tortilla Soup

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Since the weather is quite chilly here, with some snow on the ground, soup is the perfect thing to be eating! Although, I have been known to cook up some soup in the summer time, what? what? – yup! – Soup all year round is good for the soul. So, when I said to Joe I was going to be making this soup, he asked if this soup was similar tasting to fajitas? I never really thought of it that way, but yeah this soup does taste like chicken fajitas! I have always ordered chicken tortilla soup when we go out to dinner, but never made it at home. I seem to say that a lot. Well, I started my search on google for the perfect recipe and The Pioneer Woman’s blog popped up. I did one of those under your breath “yesss!” because I knew this recipe would be a good one. I was definitely right! The PW will never steer you wrong…

Do you like chicken tortilla soup?

What’s your favorite soup to make?

How about your favorite soup to order out?

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Lightly Creamed Chicken Tortellini Soup

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I have another soup recipe to share with you guys! Another one that is really, really easy and the only thing that is quote on quote difficult, is finding the time to let the chicken cook. That’s it! After the chicken is cooked and the broth is created, you are ready to go! The soup has a bit of a twist from traditional chicken noodle soup or the chicken quinoa soup that I made a few weeks back because I used tortellini! I have a little liking for tortellini and honestly, it’s been a while since I have had it because we don’t eat too many refined carbohydrates in this house. But for this recipe, anyone can make an exception or just eat the tortellini in moderation!

What’s one food that you seem to be more cautious of as far as your intake goes?

Of course, Joe’s is carbohydrates, but mine is definitely sugar! We had a birthday at work yesterday and during our team meeting we had the most delicious and moist cake from the Works. It was so good and my piece was so big and after licking the plate clean, my stomach actually hurt. This has happened before and I hope I learn my lesson, “A few bites will do you!” Probably not though, because this has happened in the past, whoops! Well this soup was a nice precursor to my belly ache and makes perfect leftovers for any day or night of the week…

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