I've been on a huge soup kick lately.
Does anyone else go through phases where you want to eat the same thing everyday for weeks.. or months? I do that often. In fact, two and a half years ago, all I ate was soup (and yogurt). And then I was sick of soup and decided I wanted nachos all the time (I'm actually still going through that phase--I get chicken nachos at every restaurant we go to). Then it was Havarti quesadillas and jelly (more info here). Now I'm back to soup.
And yesterday, I was in soup heaven.
Our local humane society was hosting their 16th annual "Soup'R Bowl" fundraiser where local celebrities and business owners make 10-gallons of homemade soup and community members pay $5 to sample every single one and then vote for their favorite. Oh boy, it was good. There was everything from taco soup to ham & cabbage soup to potato cheddar soup. It. Was. Fab. Brandon and I were working at a booth but took a quick break to make the rounds.
And I found my new favorite soup. Green Bean Dumpling.
After the event was over, I had to work for a few hours. While I was at work, all I could think about was that green bean dumpling soup. I had to have more for dinner.
So, I invented this super simple, extremely tasty slow cooker green bean dumpling soup!
Okay, I lied.
I can't take all the credit for this. I got the original idea from The Dedicated House's Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings (which is also orgasmo good and easy to make) and just substituted the chicken for green beans.
I was feeling so proud of myself while I was making this last night--I was thinking about all of the busy moms out there that I could share this recipe with! And then it dawned on me.. what kid would eat this?
I'm not a mamma (yet) but I was a 5-year-old once so I remember exactly how picky eaters act.
I wouldn't eat anything green. I flat out refused. And I was such a brat to my poor mother who stayed home with my brother and me everyday and then found time to make us a nice supper. I remember one time I refused to eat whatever my mom made and demanded that I get a peanut butter sandwich instead (keep in mind that I was 5--and I was not one to back down). My parents told me that I eat whats on my plate or I didn't eat at all.
Pssh yeah, like that was going to happen.
So I was excused from the table without having anything to eat. About an hour later, I decided enough was enough and that it was time for my peanut butter sandwich. But my parents still said no..
So I cried. And I cried. And I cried.
And being the drama queen I was, I ran down to the basement and cried.. And ate some paper that I found in my dads office. Yeah, I really showed them..
|Who could say no to this precious, trout toothed, bull cutted (I don't think that's a real word..) Kindergartener? The little darling..|
Slow Cooker Green Bean Dumpling Soup
- 3 (10.5oz) cans Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup
- 1 (32oz) box Chicken Broth
- 10 Large Flaky Refrigerator Biscuits
- 1 (16 oz.) bag of frozen green beans
- Salt and pepper (to taste)
- Add cream of chicken soup and chicken broth to crock pot. Cook on high for 1 hour (2 hours on low).
- Cut each uncooked biscuit into 8 small pieces and stir into the soup mixture. Add frozen green beans and cook on high for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
- Serve hot and enjoy!
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