Before jumping into this post I want to say Happy Veterans Day to all those who have served or who are currently serving in the military! Thank you for all you have done!
While it was beautiful to wake up to a fresh dusting of snow I can safely say that I was not prepared physically or mentally for it!
I will admit I am not adjusting well to the days growing shorter and colder. As I begin to face the reality that Winter is finally coming I find myself reaching for a second cup of hot coffee, a warm wooly sweater and hot soup for comfort! This soup was exactly what I needed at the end of a long cold day! Throw all the ingredients into the crock pot the night before, turn the crock pot on in the morning and voila dinner is served! Perfect ending to a blustery cold day!
Crock Pot Lentil Soup
1 - 15 Ounce Can Fire Roasted Tomatoes - Undrained
6 Cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
1 Cup Onion - Roughly Chopped
1 1/2 Cups Mushrooms Chopped
3 Chicken Sausage Links - Chopped
2/3 Cup Green Lentils
2 Teaspoons Dried Basil
2 Teaspoons All Purpose Seasoning (Like Mrs. Dash or Trader Joe's)
1- Place all ingredients into crock pot. Stir until combined.
2- Cook on low for 6-7 hours or on High for 3-4.
I served this soup with a huge scoop of brown rice. Crusty bread and crackers would be delicious too!