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Sprouts

Sprouts are very nutritious for you and I put them in everything especially sandwiches or wraps. For those of you who are uncertain about how to do this I will show you with complete instructions so it is simple and easy for you to understand. Lets start out with the Jar. Any mason Jar will work. Mine is wide mouth and it has a plastic lid with a screen in it. as shown in the picture.

Mason Jar

Mason Jar

Screened lid

Screened lid

 

 

 

 

 

lines the bottom

lines the bottom

I’m going to do alfalfa sprouts: 2 tablespoons in the jar with water fill half way up let sit for 12 hours. drain some water and add fresh leave over night. Day 1 complete.

organic alfalfa seed

organic alfalfa seed

2 tablespoons alfalfa seed

2 tablespoons alfalfa seed

Day 2

Day 2

Next morning drain and rinse the seeds by adding water through the screen you do not have to remove the lid. Draining, you can now place it upside down in a dish drainer, repeat a few times during the day. Day 2 complete.

Day 3 with water

Day 3 with water

Day 3

Day 3

Same for day 3 and you will notice that they are starting to come out of the shell. Rinsing and draining Day 3 complete.

Day 4

Day 4

Rinsing and draining for day 4 and it is getting to be a bunch in there now (I’m on day 4) They are just now by the time of this posting getting a little bit of green on the sprouts. So after rinsing and draining them 2 times, I will then put them in a window to give them more light and sun(if it comes out). Day 4 complete.

For at least one more day or two. Continue to rinse and drain and when done draining place back in lighted window. Day 5 complete. On the 6th day you might want to give them a final rinse or two.

So you can see by the picture there are quite a few and by the time you take them out there will be a full jar. Not bad for 2 tablespoons of seed.

Pull them out of the jar and place your sprouts on  a moist paper towel in the bottom of a sealed container and then place in the fridge. They should last several days this way. Then you can start on a new batch. 😀 ~ Enjoy I hope you found this helpful!

 

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Potato and Onion Soup

Two slow cooker soups you will enjoy. I made these on Friday and Saturday. They were delicious and I have enough left over for a few more lunches bottled them in canning jars and they sealed didn’t have to process 😀 ~ Enjoy!

Potato Soup

 Cooks in slow cooker 6 hrs on high and 10 hrs on low Prep Time: 20 Min Cook Time: 6 Hr

Ingredients:

5 lb russet potatoes, washed but not peeled diced into 1/2 in cubes
1 medium yellow onion, diced
10 clove garlic, minced
8 c chicken stock or broth
16 oz cream cheese, softened
1 Tbsp seasoned salt
bacon, shredded cheese for garnish
Directions:

1 Add potatoes, onion, garlic, seasoning, and chicken stock to slow cooker.
Cook on high for 6 hours or low for 10 hours.
2 Add the softened cream cheese and puree soup with an immersion blender until the cheese is incorporated and about half the soup is blended.
3 (Alternately you could remove half the soup and the cream cheese to an upright blender, then re-incorporate).
Stir well, top with your choice of garnishes & enjoy!
Serves: 8 bowls of soup Prep Time: 10 Min Cook Time: 6 Hr

Onion Soup


Ingredients:

6 medium sweet onions, thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 Tbsp butter, unsalted
2 can(s) beef broth, 14 ounce
2 tsp worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp freshly cracked black pepper, or to taste
8 slice french bread, 1 inch thick
8 slice swiss or gruyere cheese
1/4 c dry sherry, if desired
Directions:

1 In a large skillet, cook onions and garlic on low heat in hot butter for about 20 minutes and stir several times.
2 Transfer onion mixture to a 5-quart crockpot. Add beef broth, Worcestershire sauce and 1 cup water. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 3 hours.
3 Before serving soup, toast bread slices with cheese slice on top. (Broil for 3 minutes or until cheese is light brown and bubbly).
4 Ladle soup into bowls and top with toast.

Makes: 8 servings

I’m trying to put a cookbook together of just slow cooker meals; they are the best as you can put the ingredients in and leave to cook while you go about doing other things.