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Abby is feeling a bit punky. Her new squeaky sheep is doubling as a pillow.
Football season is here and crisp weather is on the way. I thought I'd share one of my favorite crock pot meals. Simple and delicious!
Chicken and Rice Gumbo Soup
3/4 pound skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1 - inch pieces
1/4 pound fully cooked smoked sausage (two 5 - inch sausages), chopped, cubed or sliced
2 medium stalks celery (with leaves), sliced (1 1/4 cups)
1 large carrot, chopped ( 3/4 cup)
1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1 can (14 1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes, undrained
5 cups water (I like it less soupy so I reduce the amount to 3 1/2 or 4 cups)
2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules (or 4 cubes)
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1 package (10 ounces) frozen cut okra, thawed and drained
*Mix all ingredients except okra in your crock pot/slow cooker.
*Cover and cook on low 7 to 8 hours.
*Stir in okra. Cover and cook on low heat setting 20 minutes.
Meanwhile fix a pot of white rice and corn muffins. Enjoy!