Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Fall Foods

Fall is a time to make ready for those wintry days where we hunker down and recharge our batteries. I've been anxiously awaiting the arrival of fall's cooler weather for several reasons:

  • Break out the boots!
  • Comfy cardigans
  • Cozy Candlelight; and, my favorite ...
  • Fall Foods

I am in love with chili, soups and stews. Bring on the cooler temps and the soup pot!

In 2015, I wrote a series of posts for the A-Z Challenge called Feasting Body and Soul from A-ZI believe family dinner is important and I also believe food for the soul is just as important. Each day of the series I explored feeding both. 

Today, I'm sharing with you one of the fabulous slow-cooked soups featured in my series, and a word on "slow".

This recipe's full name is Slow Cooker Creamy Tortellini Spinach and Chicken Soup. That's a mouthful, but a tasty mouthful!

I found the recipe on Pinterest, but you can click here and go directly to 365 Days of Slow Cooking to see the recipe.

My girls and I loved it. The only thing I would change the next time I make it would be to decrease the amount of tortellini - I think 3 cups would be just right - because the star of this recipe is the tasty broth.

It. Is. So. Good.

I love slow cooking some dishes because it really brings out the flavor, but I sometimes have a hard time waiting when it seems that God is slow on answers to prayer.  I need to remember that God sees the big picture and I don't. He is always on time and things work out in the end. I just need to be patient.

"The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. " 2 Peter 3:9 ESV

He has a purpose for being slow. His timetable is ultimately better than mine!

This recipe is being shared at The Loft where the topic this week is "fall recipes." Come by and savor!


Lora said...

Good morning Jerralea! This is my favorite time of the year, for all the reasons you listed, plus more! Your soup recipe sounds wonderful! I so enjoy using my crock pot. I have a recipe book for the crock pot; but always like to try ones that friends recommend. Looking forward to trying this tasty mouthful!

And your spiritual good. And hallelujah!

Leah Adams said...

I remember when you posted about that soup and my intentions were to make it last fall/winter, but I never did. I am going to make it this fall, for sure. Thanks for the reminder.

aboutachik said...

Oh, my! THat looks amazing! I just need to find some gluten free tortellini! Thanks for sharing! said...

Ahh yes...fall foods, so comforting and delicious. Your soup looks very good. said...

Yes. Saving this recipe to make soon! Thanks for sharing!

Linda Stoll said...

Yep, I'm with you, Jerralea ... it's time to cook a bit! Pulled together a pot of chili the other day and we are still enjoying it!

blestbutstrest said...

Sounds tasty! Thanks for sharing (and I'm always in such a hurry it's good to be reminded to slow things down!)

Christine Malkemes said...

I'm with you Jerralea. I think I will get my slow cooker out too. My problem is I don't think about it until it too late. It is very difficult to cook an 8 hour stew in 30 minutes. totally LOL! I keep telling myself I will do better next time. I love the way you touched our hearts with Scripture to remind us God takes His time with us too. Patience! Working on it. Have a blessed day. Chris

betty said...

That recipe looks delicious! It is always good to wait on God's timing. Like waiting for a good meal, his timing is always worth it.


DeAnna Morris said...

The family table is my favorite time and place. We are in transition with our house renovations at the moment, and all I can think of is getting back to our family table. This soup sounds like a great place to start when we get our house put back in order. Thank you for sharing over at the Loft!

Susanne said...

I am marking this down. We love tortellini soups and this sounds good! After all these years I am still learning to be patient and wait on God. Sigh. You are right, He sees the big picture and I don't. Sometimes I forget He has a specific timetable in mind