It is time to venture into a different country...Germany was calling for some attention as Mommy's maiden name is "Newmeyer"! It turns out that I am the proud owner of the "Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook; Feasting with your Slow Cooker" by Dawn J. Ranck and Phyllis Pellman Good. In perusing its pages, I immediately went to the index to see if I found anything with the word "German" in it, and there it was..."German Potato Soup"! It just so happens that outside was experiencing a torrential down-pour as I was searching, so this title peaked my interest.
Glancing at the ingredients, it seemed very quick and simple. I quickly removed the Crock Pot from the cupboard and went to the store for my ingredients. The only time-consuming portion of this was cooking the bacon. However, I fried it up and crumbled it into a little plastic sandwich bag, and put it in the fridge for the final 10 minutes of cooking this delicious soup.
German Potato Soup
1 onion, chopped
1 leek, trimmed and diced
2 carrots, diced
1 cup chopped cabbage
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
4 cups beef broth
1 lb. potatoes, diced
1 bay leaf
1-2 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. salt, optional
1/2 tsp. caraway seeds, optional
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 lb. bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup sour cream
1. Combine all ingredients except bacon and sour cream.
2. Cover. Cook on Low 8-10 hours, or High 4-5 hours.
3. Remove bay leaf. Use a slotted spoon to remove potatoes. Mash potatoes and mix with sour cream. Return to slow cooker. Stir in. Add bacon and mix together thoroughly.
Cost of this recipe: $16.07
Contribution to Donations Jar: $ 1.61
This is a delectable choice for a cold, rainy day, or even for an indoor sports get-together! The guys will love it as it is primarily "meat and potatoes"!
Joe gave a huge thumbs-up for this one! The kids didn't taste this, as they opted for hot dogs and applesauce. That's sort of "German-like" isn't it??--could say that the dogs are in the Bratwurst family!
I'll leave you with today's total in the "Donations" Jar: $50.26! It doesn't seem like much, but this is only day four of this project. We WILL be contributing a great deal throughout the year, and I am hopeful that many mouths will be fed from our contributions.
"If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one." --Mother Theresa