On a recent trip to the library to pick up my holds, I discovered that 50 Simple Soups for the Slow Cooker by Lynn Alley was waiting for me. I had requested it awhile back and was eager to review her suggestions. The cover looked so promising, and then I dived in.
Maybe it's just me, but I didn't give one single recipe a try. Simple is probably not an adjective I would use to describe her suggestions. Slow cookers are usually easy, but if the ingredient list exceeds 5 or 7 items I would omit the word easy. Maybe if it were the dead of winter these would be more appealing, some sound interesting:
- chickpea soup arrabbiata;
- countrywild rice soup; and
- cuban black bean and sweet potato soup.
One did catch my attention for summer time, although "soup" seems like an odd name. The recipe is listed as Swedish Rhubarb Raspberry Soup, however, the description attributes it to norwegians. Little details like that, especially in recipes, bother me. If the plants in my backyard are indeed confirmed as rhubarb by a friend who is visiting this weekend (they look like it to me, but I want a second opinion from a gardener before feeding them to my family), I'll be giving it a try.
All in all, I'm glad this was a free library read. Interesting, but certainly not one for my bookshelf.