We rarely get to eat dinner before 8.30pm and often it is gone 9pm by the time we're home settled and food is prepared. Pretty late considering there are evenings where I'm falling asleep by 10pm! So after teaching we get home, eat and sleep! There must be a better way! So we thought by preparing a TONNE of soups we would have lots of frozen easy to prepare soups in a short amount of time = easy dinner! If we remembered we could take them out in the morning, if not we could do a quick defrost in boiling water.
Here are the kinds of soup we made and some photos of the day's work!
Oh, and where I'M from - tea can be called dinner! Hence the category of this blog post!
1. Taco Soup Crockpot - thank you Pinterest for helping me find this and especially to Crockpot365 for this YUMMY recipe. Find it here!
Super easy to make, firstly to brown the meat - then just dumping a load of cans into the crockpot!
This was so filling and so good! With so many beans to chew into and then the texture and flavour of the meat and the slightly spicy taco flavouring it was really good. We ate this for about a week - and could have gone on and on and on! We'll be making this again FOR SURE!
2. Vanaema's Harvest Vegetable Soup - a quick phone call to get a list of ingredients and we were ready to try out Jonathan's grandmother's famous soup! We're excited she shared her recipe with us but can't claim that ours was better than hers!
3. Grandma's Creamy Carrot and Parsnip Soup - My Grandma's turn this time! A really sweet soup with the carrot and parsnip but really thick and very tasty!
7. Butternut Squash and Roasted Garlic Soup - For one last soup, we had a lot of butternut squash leftover as they are SO big! So we roasted it up with some fresh herbs and also some garlic. Whizz them up and there you have an easy extra soup with leftover veg!