Slow Cooker Beef Minestrone

Soup Recipe
Slow Cooker Beef Minestrone is a perfect fall soup to throw together for dinner as you dash out the door, and is so hearty and filling! Will warm you up on a chilly evening! It freezes well also, so perfect to pack away for another meal!

This one needs just 20 minutes once your home to stir in the pasta to finish cooking,but while you're doing that, pop some biscuits in the oven, and go put on some warm, cozy jammies and slippers. By the time you get back, dinner is ready!

I love freezing the extra, but my hubby ends up taking it in small containers for lunch alot, so I'm lucky if I get to pack the extra away!

Go ahead.. cozy on up to this classic soup!
Soup Recipe

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Slow Cooker Beef Minestrone
  • 1 lb. Hamburger, cooked & crumbled
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 Cup peeled diced Carrot
  • 1 Cup chopped/ diced zuchinni
  • 2 celery ribs diced small
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 can (28 oz) Crushed Italian Style Tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pepper
  • 2 cans cannelini Beans or 1can cannelini and 1 can kidney beans all rinsed & drained
  • 1 cup Pasta : (Ditalini, elbow or shells) uncooked
  • 1/2 cup Grated Parmesan cheese
Add all ingredients EXCEPT the beans, pasta, and cheese (save those for the end). into a slow cooker. Stir to combine.Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low 5-7 hours.After this initial cooking time is done, add in the beans, pasta, and grated cheese. Replace the lid back on the slow cooker and cook an additional 20 minutes until pasta is cooked through. Serve Warm
Yield: 8-10 Servings


Pork Recipe Ideas: Celebrate 365 Blog Party

National Pork Month Recipe Ideas

October is National Pork Month  and to celebrate we are hosting a party to collect the best pork recipes around! 

Pork is such a great alternative protein to red meat! It is so versatile! It can be used in so many dishes from soups and stews, to casseroles and bbq! From Ribs, to pork chops, Hams and tenderloins, to the most loved bacon, Pork is probably the most versatile of the meat proteins around!

One of my favorite resources on all things pork is Pork.org . There I go to 2 sections. Table and Recipes. Where I can learn how to choose the right cuts of meat, how to cook them properly, and great recipes for inspiration! 

Now let's get on with the party! You Celebrate 365 Blog Party hosts are:

Here's your hosts for the month:
and Me!

Feel free to link up any recipes that feature pork as the main ingredient, including bacon!

As a reminder, we will  be sharing posting all links on our Pinterest board, as well as all social media sites. So hit that Follow Button Below to follow along on the board!

Also we will create a post and feature some of the recipes from the link up in a round up post following our party for some more exposure, so come on over and share your recipes!


Monthly Meal Planner October 18

Meal Planner Ideas

October means cool weather and meals need to be warm and comforting. So this months meal planner is full of just that. Meals that will be comforting .

Classic Cabbage rolls, but in a casserole form, and made in the crockpot!

A warm, comforting, potato soup, that you can pull together from your pantry in mere mintues!

My grandmothers recipe, a classic dish that will make your entire family happy.

Chicken and Stuffing Casserole
a bit of Thanksgiving dinner all in a casserole! 

These freezer to heat and eat potatoes are a perfect side dish! This recipe gives you 4 different versions to make/

This Mousse is perfect for so many desserts: for  whoopie pie sandwich fillings, frostings for spice cupcakes, or a layered trifle with gingersnaps and whip cream.,or in individual dessert cups! Just make it and get creative!


Apple Recipes: Celebrate 365 Blog Party

With #appleweek wrapping up as well as the season of apples all around us, this is the perfect time to collect all recipes that celebrate this wonderful fruit! Come check out this collection of recipes shared by the best bloggers around!

Sweet, satvory, baked, fried, sipped or drizzled, no matter how we enjoy our apples, we can never have too many new ideas on how to use this versatile fruit in more of our meals.

Come link up your best recipe ideas! We'd love for you to share them with us!

Your hosts today are:
Please welcome our newest host: Ellen!
and Me!


We will all share this link up on our social media pages!
We will also share your posts on our Pinterest Board !

We will be visiting you and commenting,  as well as, at least one of us will create a collection post from this link up and share it on social media as well to get you some more exposure!
we love our bloggers and hope you'll come back and party with us again!
Now.. onto this party;

Feel free to share any posts that go along with our theme of apples:

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