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Soup-er Snow Day

Yesterday’s wet, icy weather sent me immediately into hyper-soup mode. Luckily, I had planned ahead and had all the ingredients for a family favorite (yes, even Catherine will — grudgingly — eat this one).

The recipe is from a terrific blog, A Year of Slow Cooking. I tossed everything into the slow-cooker and let it bubble away while I worked. At dinnertime, I hit it quickly with the immersion blender (the most fun kitchen appliance EVER!) and dinner was served. The recipe calls for sour cream to cut the heat; you could swap it for Greek-style plain yogurt or do as we did last night and serve it as is.

With a possible 6 inches of snow on the way today in lower Fairfield County, and a snow day already called here in Greenwich with nary a flake in sight, maybe you want to head to the market and get this cooking away at your house.

Sweet Potato and Chorizo Soup. With Nancy's amazing fresh-baked break long gone, we reached for bagels to dunk.

Sweet Potato and Chorizo Soup. With Nancy’s amazing fresh-baked bread long gone, we reached for bagels instead.


Slow Cooker Sweet Potato and Chorizo Soup

7 cups chicken broth

7 oz.chorizo sausage, sliced

2 large carrots, peeled and chopped

1 large onion, peeled and chopped

1 3/4 lbs.(about 3 large) sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 tsp. curry powder

1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

8 Tblsp. sour cream (for serving)

  • Use a 6-quart slow cooker. Pour in the chicken broth and add the sliced chorizo (no need to brown first).
  • Add the carrots, onion, sweet potatoes, and garlic.
  • Stir in the curry powder and chile flakes.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours, or on high for 4 to 5 hours (low is better). Before serving, use a hand-held stick blender to blend the soup completely.
  • Ladle into bowls and serve with a dollop of sour cream. Makes 8 servings.


About Terri S. Vanech

Wife, mother, communications specialist, Jazzercise instructor and recently reunited adoptee. I'm living out loud -- and trying to make it all work -- in midlife. Having a sense of humor sure helps.


2 thoughts on “Soup-er Snow Day

  1. MMMMMMM…this looks so yummy! Think I may have to try it this weekend:)

    Posted by Lynn | December 10, 2013, 9:05 am

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