Make today a TERRIFIC 2's Day!
IT'S that time of year when we pull out the list you created for your Christmas Cards
Today I'm going to find my favorite pen and get busy. I'll gather the envelopes together and begin to write addresses on all of the cards. This gives me a chance to think about what I might like to say to each person in the note I'll be writing to them
AND WHILE I WRITE THE CARDS it will be great to ENJOY THE SMELL OF A HEAVENLY SOUP simmering away in the crock pot. You cannot beat a hearty, healthy meal in November where all you have to do is throw all of the ingredients together in 1 pot. Soups and stews also make great Football fare. Just add some type of bread and maybe even a salad for a delicious meal!
Slow Cooker Ham and Wild Rice Soup
2 cups diced cooked ham
3/4 cup uncooked wild rice
1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1 bag (1 pound) frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
1 3/4 cups chicken broth (from 32-ounce carton)
1 can (10.75 ounces) reduced-sodium cream of celery soup
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 cups water
1/2 cup half-and-half
Mix all ingredients except half-and-half in 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker.
Cover and cook on Low heat setting 8 to 9 hours.
Then stir in half-and-half. Increase heat setting to High. Cover and cook 10 to 15 minutes or until hot.
Makes 8 - 1 cup servings
My Thanksgiving menu is planned, so now I can begin to inventory the pantry to discover exactly what ingredients still need to be purchased. I'll make a list so I can pick up items now when they are on sale and have them when they are needed.
It is also a good time to remember that Thanksgiving will see still plenty of families struggling to provide the ingredients for a traditional meal. Many men, women, and children will rely on donations of food from their local food bank throughout this holiday season. When making out the grocery list you started for your Thanksgiving meal planning, add some non-perishable items for a food bank.
While earning your daily bread, be sure you share a slice with those less fortunate.
Quoted in P.S. I Love You
That's my two for today! Start writing out those cards while enjoying some soup and make your grocery list.
Have a TERRIFIC 2's day everyone!