Thursday, November 6, 2014

Sick or Treat [Our Halloween]

Our Halloween was puke-tacular to say the least.  Kollyns went to sleep Thursday night so thrilled about trick-or-treating.  We read spooky stories before bed and talked about witches and ghouls and watched creepy cartoons.  We were feeling all kinds of festive.  That's until 4am when I heard her shriek "Mom I have to throw upppp!"  We didn't make it to the bathroom in time, but I'll spare you those details.  She felt awful for two straight days.  Boo.
Can you tell the dogs were worried about her too?  They never left her side.
And all of that looking after their sick sister was clearly exhausting...
So since Trick-or-Treating was out of the question and my whole family was just exhausted from all of the sickness, I went ahead and made my crockpot potato soup.  It's a super easy recipe, so I must share.  Its so great when you just aren't in the mood to cook.  Throw a bunch of stuff in the crockpot with no prep at all and you have a delicious housewarming meal.
It doesn't look very pretty because I didn't have anything on hand to garnish it with since we were cooped up in the house, but bacon and cheese would be delish on top!
Easy Crockpot Potato Soup
You will need:
1 Medium Onion Chopped
1 1/2 Bags Ore Ida Hashbrowns (Diced not Shredded)
4 Cans of Chicken Broth
2 Cans Cream of Chicken Soup
1 Block of Cream Cheese
Salt Pepper
Pour Hashbrowns, Chopped Onion, Chicken Broth and Cream of Chicken Soup into Crockpot. 
Mix Well.
Cook on LOW for 6 Hours.
Add Cream Cheese and Cook on LOW for 2 more Hours. Stirring Occasionally.
Season with Salt, Pepper and a dash of Thyme
Garnish with Bacon and Cheese if desired.
Serve with corn muffins or whatever you're craving at the moment!
Finally on Sunday evening she was feeling a bit better, and we couldn't sit in the house another minute.  With tired eyes we ventured to Target with fingers crossed they would have Christmas decorations and 95 inch curtains.
Nope they didn't have either of those.  But they did have some pretty tasty pomegranates.

And on Monday we were finally able to make our rounds.  She loaded up on candy that I had to hide from myself and stayed in her Mermaid costume until bedtime. ;)
Now on to pretty lights, trees, gingerbread houses, holiday flavored coffee creamer and all things Christmas.
I'm so ready.