Creamy Gnocchi soup with rosemary bacon: 

INGREDIENTS

 

SLOW COOKER

 

  1. 1. Cook the bacon in a large dutch oven over medium heat until crisp, about 5 minutes. During the last minute of cooking, add the rosemary. Remove the bacon. If there's excess bacon grease, drain off all but 1 tablespoon. Add the onion and cook 5 minutes, until golden. Add the carrots, celery, garlic, thyme, basil, fennel, crushed red pepper, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Cook another 5 minutes, until very fragrant.

    2. Stir in the butter and flour, cook 1 minute. Remove from the heat and add to the bowl of your crockpot. To the crockpot, add the broth. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-5.

    4. During the last 15 minutes of cooking, stir in the kale, cream/milk, parmesan, and gnocchi. If the soup is too thick, add additional broth.

    5. Serve the soup topped with the rosemary bacon and parmesan. Enjoy warm

     

     

    Ginger Apple Moscow Mule:

    INGREDIENTS

    • 2 ounces vodka
    • juice from 1/2 of a lime
    • 1/3 cup apple cider
    • 1 tablespoon apple butter
    • 1-2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger
    • ginger beer, for topping
    • pomegranate arils and cinnamon sticks, for serving
     

    Instructions

    1. Fill a cocktail glass with ice.

    2. Combine the vodka, lime juice, apple cider, apple butter, and ginger in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake until combined, about 1 minute. Strain into your prepared glass. Top with ginger beer and garnish with apple slices, pomegranate arils, and cinnamon sticks.

     

     

     

    Fabulous Recipes by: Half Baked Harvest