Thursday, February 18, 2010

Crockpot Sausage and Pea Soup

I hate winter.  The cold, the snow, the shoveling, the achy back (from shoveling), the icy roads the gray skies...etc. It just lasts too long here in Wisconsin.... I love winter... the warm fire in the fireplace, the sweatshirts and sweaters, the comfy quilts, snuggling up with a cup of coffee and a good book, vegging out and watching movies, building snowmen, sledding, coming in from the cold to hot chocolate with marshmallows.  The seasonal grapefruit, oranges, lemons and limes, and of course, soup!  So even though  winter is not my favorite season I can find reasons to love it and be thankful for it.

Crockpot Sausage and Pea Soup

1 1/4 c. dried green peas
1/4 c. pearled barley
1/2 # sliced smoked turkey sausage or kielbasa
1 chopped onion
1 c. chopped celery
1 c. chopped carrots
1 c. diced potatoes
3 16 oz. cans beef broth
1/4 t. cracked black pepper
1/8 t. nutmeg

     Add all ingredients in crockpot and cook 6 hours on low.  Serve with a loaf of crusty french bread.

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