This is an easy, healthy, flavorful and spicy soup. It is an impressive first course for company if you use large or jumbo shrimp. Alternatively, you can use tiny shrimp and the cost will be much lower but the taste will be the same. It is a regular main dish for my family (using smaller shrimp) and for my annual 'soup party'. I found this recipe on southernfood.about.com and have improved upon it (in my opinion) since first posting by adding vinegar, red wine and Worcestershire sauce. These ingredients are noted as "optional'.
I got this soup from a slow cooker cookbook, but you can also make it on the stovetop. In my opinion, it's the perfect consistency, with a few chunks of tomatoes and a slightly cream sauce. Serve with fresh bread...Mmm:-D
Make a whole meal out of the French Vegetarian Classic while it is warm or offer it chilled as a salad course. Serve with a crusty bread and top with feta cheese, if desired. From the Best Slow Cooker Cookbook Ever.
Spices and mixed dried fruit make a great flavor for this roast--it's a family favorite. (Don't confuse the dried fruit bits you buy for baking--look for packages of regular size dried apples, peaches, pears and plums).
This recipe is special more for its cooking method than its ingredients. You can modify it to suit your taste, but I think you'll agree...making spaghetti and meatballs can't get any easier than this !
This is a recipe that was derived from Miss Annie's Crock Pot Cream Cheese Chicken that I attempted to make but found that I didn't have exactly the right ingredients...Since my kids love ranch dressing, this version really "hit home" with them...(They were literally "licking their plates" after they were done!) I thank you so much, Miss Annie, for your inspiration for this "alternative ranch-flavored" recipe! :)