15ouncewhole potatoescanned, drained and quartered or 2 medium potatoes
1mediumscallionthinly sliced (white and green)
1/2tspdried thyme leaves
Place all of the ingredients in bottom of slow cooker. Stir to combine.
Cook on Low 7 - 8 hours or High for 3 - 4 hours. Remove bay leaves and serve.
Leftover beef and chicken are delicious substitutions for the pork. Add a 1/2 teaspoon of salt to the recipe for flavor.*Stove top directions - heat 1 tablespoon oil until shimmering in bottom of large saucepan. Saute carrots and onion in oil, over medium-high heat, until starting to brown, about 3 minutes. Add all other ingredients to saucepan and bring to a boil. Use fork to smash a few potatoes to help thicken soup. Reduce heat and simmer for 40 - 45 minutes until carrots are tender. Serve.