Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken noodle soup is one of those classic meals that warm your soul. Thanks to the crock pot, it is super simple to make and most of you probably have a lot of the ingredients lying around already. The recipe below will feed about 8 to 10 people for around $10 assuming you have a stocked pantry. Hope you enjoy!

1 – 1 1/2 lbs chicken breast
2 cups sliced of carrots
3-4 stalks of celery
1 medium onion, diced
3-4 cloves of garlic
3 tbsp of olive oil
1 tsp of salt
6 cups of chicken broth
1 cup of water
2 bay leaves
poultry seasoning
3/4 bag of wide egg noodles
fresh parsley, chopped (optional)

Note: This meal can be served alone, with bread and butter, rolls, or grilled cheese.


1.) Add the first 14 ingredients to the crock pot. I do not measure my pepper, basil, thyme or poultry seasoning, so just sprinkle some in the pot to your liking.

2.) Let it cook on low for about 5-6 hours. Remove the chicken breast. Shred or dice the chicken, then return it back to the crock pot.

3.) About 10 minutes before you are ready to serve, add your chopped parsley and egg noddles. Use this time to make your grilled cheese sandwiches if needed.


Simple Red Beans and Rice Recipe

Today I wanted to share with you a cheap and easy recipe that I tried last night. We had a busy day scheduled, so I was looking for a quick crock pot recipe that wouldn’t break the bank. This traditional Louisiana red beans and rice recipe was the perfect meal to serve and can be easily customized to your taste. This recipe can feed about 8 people for around $8.00 assuming you have a stocked pantry full of spices.
red beans and rice
Here is what you will need:
1 lb dry red kidney beans
1 red onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
3 stalks of celery, diced
2 tablespoons of minced garlic
7 cups of water
2 bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon of dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon of died sage
1 tablespoon of dried parsley
1 teaspoon of Cajun seasoning
Sausage or ham (optional)
Cooked white rice

Note: For a cheaper meal you can skip the sausage or ham. I also used 3 cups of beef stock and 4 cups of water to help give a little more flavor but it is not necessary. You can keep your sausage whole or sliced. Most people use andouille sausage but I like to use chicken sausage. Just depends on your preference. You can also serve with cornbread if desired.

1.) The night before, rise beans and soak in a large pot of water overnight or for about 8 hours.

2.) Add the first 13 ingredients to your crock pot and turn it on to low. Let it cook for about 8 hours or until beans are tender.

3.) About an hour before you are ready to serve, add your sausage or ham.

4.)Serve on top of your cooked white rice.

That is it folks! Just a few simple steps to create a delicious home cooked meal!
Let me know if you try it out and if you enjoyed it!