Here's a stupid easy soup recipe for your enjoyment. Hey look - there's no meat in it - vegetarians rejoice!
1 1/2 cups uncooked rotini pasta
4 cups vegetable broth
1 chopped up onion
1 cup chopped carrots
2 cups chopped celery
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
4 cups tomato juice
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 diced garlic cloves
1 can (28 oz) diced tomatoes - undrained
Toss all of these groceries in your Crock-Pot - minus the pasta.
Cook on LOW for 7 hours and then dump in the pasta.
Kick it up to HIGH and cook for another 20 mins until the pasta is more tender than kisses from your mom.
Throw some shredded cheese on it or dip some fresh bread in it. Pig out!