Friday, April 24, 2015

Crockpot Cheeseburger Soup

Cheeseburger Soup
1 pound ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 ribs celery, chopped
2 carrots, shredded
1 tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. dried parsley flakes
3 to 4 cups chicken broth
1  12 oz. can evaporated milk
3 cups frozen hash browns
1/2 tsp. paprikia
1 tbsp. Worchestershire sauce
1 tbsp. yellow mustard
1/8 tsp. black pepper
8 oz. cubed cheese (Velveeta)

for garnish
additional cheese
sour cream
hamburger dills

Gather ingredients.

Brown ground beef, drain and set aside.

Chop vegetables. Saute onion, garlic, carrots, celery, 
basil and parsley until tender, about 10 minutes.
Place in the bottom of your slowcooker.
Add the browned ground beef to your slowcooker.

Add the broth, evaporated milk, potatoes, and pepper.
Cook on low for approx. 4 hours.
Times may vary depending on your crockpot/slowcooker.

Stir in the cubed cheese and continue cooking until it melts.

The hamburger dills are the perfect garnish!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Tuesday Tip of the Day ~Adding Interest to your Green Salad

With spring weather right around the corner, 
we are focusing on light and fresh dishes for dinner.
I like to add some fruit to my Green Salads,
so I am taking advantage of the strawberries that are in peak season.

You can add flavor and crunch with purchased salad toppings.
Just remember to use moderation...
there are 40 calories and 3 grams of fat in 1.5 tablespoons.

These 100 calorie snack packs are great to have on hand.
I used a package of these walnuts and almonds for our salad on Easter.
It was just the right amount for our small gathering.

Happy Spring!