Dinner in a Snap~ Easy Vegetable Soup and Grilled Cheese Croutons

A2BF8896-1C2C-443C-AC19-0C9D148DA317Calling on Crock Pot and Easy meal lovers!! Yes! ..I hear ya! Who has time to cook a meal with all the hustle and bustle..  but I have boys and they are hungry. All the boy moms get me… I remember the day we all split a Zaxbys large chicken finger plate.. times have changed! 😂

For me.. I need a quick, easy and somewhat healthy meal to make me at least feel good that I tried! 🙂

I honestly do not know how this soup evolved.. I think it went something like “hmm.. let’s see if this works”. Somehow it did and it’s now in the Winter Soup rotation. Everybody eats it…Everybody likes it! SCORE!

what you will need:

2lbs Ground beef/turkey or venison

1 large bottle Spicy V8 juice (promise it’s not too spicy.. just adds a kick)

1 can beef broth

1 small bag frozen mixed vegetables (I like the peas, corn, green bean carrot mix)

Brown meat, add V8, broth and simmer. I add the vegetables the last couple of hours..so they aren’t mushy. No on the MUSH!

Simmer and serve with.. wait for it..


you know the drill.. make your favorite old school grill cheese, I grill mine a little longer so they are extra crispy.

Cut in cubes and serve with or along side your soup.

Enjoy and let me know what you think!

PS~ perfect for the crock pot

xo kris


Winter Snowflakes

9844BB1F-91C5-48A6-8C2A-EF676FBFF1A2Simple. Beautiful and EASY! Such a fun little “happy”to make with your little ones, or give to a friend, sweet decor for a Christmas gathering!

Here we go-

You will need mini pretzels, rolo candies, vanilla or almond bark, sprinkles.. lollipop sticks if you are prepared.. I was not! 🙂 arrange like so and bake for 5 min at 250 degrees.78FDD96E-AACA-41D8-A2CD-EB63086935C0


Smooth chocolate and chill.. 5 min. Or so


Have fun decorating and creating.. and enjoy!

xo kris