February 21, 2020

Snow Day Soup

Snow day = soup day.  At least my first one did!  Luckily I already had a new soup planned for this week's menu and it just so happened that when we were sent home yesterday for an early weather dismissal the first thing I did was get it in the crock pot.  The result - so good.  I ate it so fast that I didn't even snap a picture!

I found this recipe on Skinnytaste and changed it up juuuust a little bit to fit my ingredients and our palate a little bit better.

We added shredded colby jack and sour cream on top and tortilla chips on the side (Mike and I even had a half of a baked potato with ours) and the whole fam was happy.  We were warmed from the inside out!

Luckily we had leftovers and I'm counting down the minutes until lunch so I can enjoy it again!

I use my instant pot as my crock pot and I bought an IP glass lid to go on top when using it in this way.  

Truth be told, I think even on the high setting it doesn't get as hot as a regular crock pot on the high setting, but my solution is that I just turn my Instant Pot on simmer (low) for a bit if I need it hotter.  But so far everything has turned out great!

Because I use my IP this way, I actually sauteed my onions and added a little garlic first before adding the other ingredients like the recipe calls for.  I think it gives a bit more depth of flavor and made the house smell delicious.

My other hack?  Use thinly sliced chicken breasts (store bought) and they cook faster and shred easier.  I loved everything about this soup and plan on making it over and over again!

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