1 cup Orange Juice
1 cup Sugar
1 1/2 cups Cranberries
Dissolve sugar into OJ on the stove. Pour in Cranberries and cook for 10 minutes until Cranberries pop. Set aside in a jar and it will thicken as it cools. I stuck mine in the fridge to chill.
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This has been my go to staple soup recipe lately. I have been working to change our families eating habits to less processed foods and more veggies. My kids aren’t thrilled about this change but, this recipe is one I seem to get them to eat and it is so easy to make. This can be adapted for whatever vegetables you might have on hand. I probably make this slightly different every time depending on what I have or feel like. You can use fresh vegetables, canned veggies or a combination of both.
Grab your soup pot or your slow cooker and begin dumping ingredients.
1 carton Vegetable or Chicken Broth
2 cups cooked chicken shredded or cubed
1 zucchini cut up
1 can corn drained
1 can beans – kidney, black beans, pinto beans, etc. drained
1 can green beans drained
Approx. 1 cup chopped carrots
Approx. 2 stalks chopped celery
Approx. 1 cup Salsa depending on your liking
Optional add 1 can or fresh cut up tomatoes’
I also add spices to season if I don’t have Salsa but no specific amounts like White Pepper, Chili Powder, Cumin, Oregano, Garlic Powder or Onion Powder or any of your other favorite soup spices.
Bring everything to a boil and cook until veggies are done. I then turn heat down and sometimes add a small amount of cheese or milk to make it creamy but, completely optional as well.
I’ve also added cooked pasta or omitted the chicken. This recipe is so versatile and so easy to throw together last minute. I hope it gives you some inspiration to make a yummy and healthy soup for your family.
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You can find roasting sticks in the camping section of Wal-Mart for a couple of bucks and it makes it easy for the kids to roast marshmallows or hot dogs or in this case Peep’s over your own fire pit. Our fire pit was the best family investment and we’ve had lots of family home evenings around it. I highly suggest one to any family…I think ours was around $50!
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