Crockpot Wheat Berry and Turkey Sausage Minestrone + Weekly Menu

Crockpot Wheat Berry and Turkey Sausage Minestrone + Weekly Menu

Work holiday party in the books. It was…entertaining, to say the least.

You’ve never heard so many cheers as when the CEO of the hospital bought a round of drinks for all 400 holiday party attendees. Apparently, Michigan knows how to party.

Who knew the “quiet” women of the business office would burst into jumping, fist pumping unison when “Party Rock Anthem” came through the speakers. These women were out for a good time, no doubt about it.

Luckily, we had snagged a table as close to the dace floor as humanly possible and Mr. Prevention sold drink ticket during the CEO’s speech. He proudly reported that he sold “quite a lot” during that stretch of time that I was listening to the head honcho and not helping cater to the drinkers in the crowd. Such a good helper was he!

Ingredients

  • Luckily, we had snagged a table as close to the dace floor as humanly possible and Mr. Prevention sold drink ticket during the CEO’s speech. He proudly reported that he sold “quite a lot” during that stretch of time that I was listening to the head honcho and not helping cater to the drinkers in the crowd. Such a good helper was he!
  • Several hours after dinner when we had returned home, Mr. Prevention and I both looked at one another and said, “Are you hungry, too?”….before fighting over for the leftovers in the fridge. I would’ve loved a little bit more food, but even family style, there was a small portion of all of the components to go around and I have to imagine that no one wanted to take more than their fair share…which was minimal.
  • I truly believe that some people are satisfied by the volume they are served over the quality they are served. While I’d like to think I have a liking for both, I choose quality over quantity. Even better, recipes like this one give you quality AND quantity and serve up a meal that is not short on portion or taste. A win-win, if you will!
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  • Crockpot Wheat Berry and Turkey Sausage Minestrone adapted from WW Online, as seen on My Kitchen Adventures
  • 1 (28 oz) can no salt added diced tomatoes
  • 3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 3 cups frozen cut green beans
  • 1 (15 oz) can navy beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 ribs of celery, diced
  • 3 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups raw wheat berries
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried rosemary, crumbled
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried sage
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seed
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 10 oz turkey Italian sausage, casings removed

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