I definitely don’t use my slow cooker often enough. And each time I do, I’m reminded of just what a wonderful convenience it is to come home from work and have dinner completely ready. This past week I made beef stew with tortellini from the Betty Crocker website. Combined with a really quick irish brown bread recipe from katie, this was a wonderful meal with very little work. And plenty of leftovers.
The soup is just a basic beef stew recipe without potatoes, and with the addition of tortellini. I never realized how good tortellini would taste in soup – I’m planning on adding it to other soups in the future. Mike loved it and rated it a 3.75. And the leftovers were just as good.
The bread recipe was wonderful as well, and was a last minute addition to the meal. I had a little bit of extra time and Katie had just sent me this recipe, telling me how easy and good it was, so I thought I’d give it a shot. It’s really good! And quite healthy I think too. You just mix all the ingredients together, form it into 2 round loaves and bake. It was nice and hearty, and slightly sweet from the honey. We ate it with butter and a little bit of honey, or just dipped in the soup and it was great either way.