When all else fails, have some SOUP!  I still have grated squash in abundance in the freezer, so….

Into my slow cooker went:

2 cups cooked brown rice

1 large can Cannelini beans

1/2 cup green beans

Salt and pepper to taste

Then I sautéed in butter:

4 chopped carrots

2 stalks celery, chopped

3 minced garlic cloves

1/2 onion, chopped

THEN, I added the sautéed goodness to the slow cooker, along with 2 cups frozen, shredded squash and a large boxed container of vegetable stock.  For the meat-eaters in the family, I will offer chopped, grilled chicken pieces.

Here is the soup simmering away joyfully in the slow cooker:


It looks a little bit blurry, but I tasted it and it is yummy.  I am making cornbread and a salad to go with it.

Healthy comfort food!