Vegetable Stew With Parmesan Toast



  1. In a slow cooker stir together all ingredients up to the French bread above.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 10 to 11 hours or on high for 5 to 5 1/2 hours.
  3. For Parmesan toast, preheat oven to 400 F.
  4. Brush baguette slices with oil.
  5. Sprinkle with cheese.
  6. Place on a baking sheet.
  7. Bake 7 minutes.
  8. Discard bay leaves.
  9. Stir drained tomatoes into bean mixture in cooker.
  10. Serve stew with Parmesan toast.