Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Recipe Wednesday - CHEQ

V-8 Vegetable Soup
1 Large Jug of V-8 Juice
1 16 oz bag of frozen vegetables
1 half head of cabbage - chopped bite size
1. Put all ingredients in a dutch oven, mixing well.
2. Bring to a boil; lower heat and simmer. Cover.
3. Simmer for approximately 2 hours or until cabbage is soft and translucent.
Serves 5 with a bit of leftovers.
-This can be made in a crockpot on low, but you need to add about another half of a bottle of the juice as it tends to evaporate during cooking. Set on low for 6 hours. [No need to bring it to a boil.]
-You can add [dried] cheese tortellini during the last half hour of cooking [either method] - but it doesn't need it, really.
C - Cheap to make [cabbage @ $1.00, veggies @1.00 and V-8 @ 3.50 = $5.50]
H - Healthy - V-8 and veggies? Yep!
E - Easy - [seriously, right?]
Q - Quick - Quick to prepare! And it smells so good cooking.
This sounds like a meh! sort of recipe, but you would be surprised at how delicious it is and how much kids love it. It gets it's kick from the V-8. Serve with a grilled cheese sandwich. Yum!


Emily said...

That sounds super tasty (and easy!), though I couldn't stop giggling about "Dutch oven." Because I'm immature like that and that term isn't normally used in reference to cooking in the Midwest.

SkippyMom said...

oh - I can see how that would be oven to cook the dutch in. ah, oops...what do you call them? I am so curious :D

SkippyMom said...

Hey EMILY? I can't leave a comment on your blog. It just gives me a blank place...what's up?

I SO needed to comment on the kitty lady...THAT was funny.

Yvo said...

Haha, I don't think that's the kind of "Dutch Oven" Emily was thinking about... umm... yeah, a different kind of gas there, Emily ;)
French oven is a term I've seen used but on the Le Creuset website - they're a French company (in name, anyway, not sure of actual origin) so it seems snooty to me. I say "Enameled cast iron pot" to be bratty since I refuse to support Le Creuset ;)
Sounds yum, hey, maybe you can help me pick out a crock pot? I've been really confused over all the features available and am thinking I need a timer (I leave the house at 8:15 and on a good day, get home at 6:30, but many days it's 8:30 or later - from working late, that is - sigh)

SkippyMom said... I that old? Hey, does "Dutch Oven" mean something used to do something, ahem, illegal? God I am OLD!

Oh well, it is really funny! lol

I love me the momma's posts! Give her a big hug for me.

SkippyMom said...

Oh and YES I would love to help you pick out a crockpot - I have my favorites too!

Yvo said...

No, err, Dutch oven is when someone (usually the boyfriend or husband) farts under the covers and traps someone (usually the girlfriend or wife)'s head underneath. Ummm... yeah...

SkippyMom said...

OMG I am SO MUCH OLDER than I thought. Thanks Yvo...god, that is so funny.....rotfl.....