Life has been a little hectic to start the new year for me. My uncle is receiving hospice care, and my Granddaddy is in the hospital for already the second time of the new year, and I've been out of town with my parents trying to help out with things.
One way I've helped? I brought my crock pot. Grandmother has never been one to let other people cook at her house, and she always insists on making a meal. But with spending so much time at the hospital, she hasn't really been able to do much of that. So, for once, she let me do the cooking. It wasn't easy to convince her to allow it, but somehow I did.
What did I make? Well, today we're having a ham, potato, and kale soup.
Dice up about 2 1/2 pounds of potatoes, some leftover ham from the holidays, and an onion. Mince a couple of cloves of garlic and chop a bunch of kale. Put it all in the crock pot with a few cups of chicken stock, a little salt and pepper, and oregano (1 tsp if dried, 1-2 tbsp if fresh). Cook it on low for about four hours, or until the potatoes are fork tender. Add 1/2 cup of heavy cream or half and half and stir before serving.
Not sure what is on the menu for tomorrow yet. I'll decide later. :)
Do you have any super easy crock pot recipes for sanity during times like these to share? I might be in need of a recipe.