D.C. Chillin’: Enjoying a gorgeous day while the veggie soup cooks

So today I got a wee bit sidetracked with things like….enjoying the beautiful weather outside.

But I managed to throw some ingredients together to make some veggie soup.

Here’s what went in…

This is about how much I put in of each.

I mean, what do you think, do I use too much garlic? I asked the same thing last time though and then I could barely taste it! I sauteed it this time to perhaps bring out more flavor…?

So here is everything that went into the slow-cooker, on low:

  • A wee bit (rest of can left over) of crushed tomatoes aka tomato sauce
  • Veggie broth, whole box
  • Beans
  • Garlic, sauteed
  • Carrots, three, not cooked
  • Onion, one, sauteed
  • Mushrooms, sauteed
  • Parsley, oregano, basil, salt, pepper
  • Once the veggies are near done I am going to add chopped up potatoes. Apparently those should only take 1-2 hours. Didn’t end up adding potatoes. Fine without!

That’s all cookin’ up now. Cheated and took the top off (don’t do this if you are on a time constraint, slows the cooking down) and anyway I tasted it and it’s good 😉

So today, Jen, Charlie, Tom and I walked down to get lunch at this little deli. I got a grilled veggie “hero.” It was OK. Then we got coffee at Politics and Prose and Jen and I invented the Best Game Ever. It basically started when I picked up/pretended to be reading this book to be funny because Jen isn’t a foodie like me and she gets so overwhelmed (annoyed) by my constantly talking about it. And then she picked up this book to be ironic. Get it? Anyway, it was really funny, and we continued to play that game for about 20 more rounds. Talk about acting like you’re in high school again. Must be the weather! I love it.

Then Jen, Charlie, Mike and I went for a cruise.

D.C. chillin’.

I’ve sort of neglected the homework/dealing with life today in order to enjoy this weather. Tomorrow will be less blogging, more work. Right now it’s go for a run (or maybe just lift at the gym?) and then out for an Eaglet’s birthday.

Happy Saturday! =)

7 responses to this post.

  1. CUTEST BLOG POST EVER. and i can attest to the delicious smells in our apartment that this will be a terrific meal.


  2. I love making veggie soups…just throw it all together and it always tastes good! You can’t really go wrong. 🙂


  3. Another AU food blogger! Well, this is exciting. I didn’t think there were many of us- I just “found” Jacquie only a couple weeks ago. I’m LOVING your blog- as an ENVS major and foodie, I’m passionate about local food and sustainable agriculture too. Can’t wait to read more.


    • oh my gosh! Love it! and thank you–I will have to add you to my regular reading as well. (sort of wish I had done an environmental minor but oh well!)

      great to meet you 🙂


  4. You are right about the sauteing garlic (and onions too) — you should always fry/saute those up first before throwing ’em in the slow cooker.

    Where is Politics and Prose? I’ve heard of it I think but don’t know where it is…


    • P&P is right down the street from me on Connecticut–towards the Chevy Chase circle, it’s super cute. They have an author every weekend (I think?) doing book signings. They are relatively wellknown, not just in DC either.


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