Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Soup of the Day

Or should I say, soup of the life.
You all know my favorite soup is Borsch. But this soup is definitely one of our very favorite things to eat.
Here is what you need:
1 pound of spicy Italian sausage
2 quarts chicken stock (or more if you like a less chunky soup)
2 potatoes, unpeeled, cubed
2 cups kale, cleaned and torn into bite size pieces
1/2 onion, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 cup half and half, or cream
red pepper flakes (optional)
Here is how we make it!
Get a large soup pot. Put in the onions and sauté them until tender. Add the garlic and cook for another minute or two. Add the chicken stock and start to boil.
While your stock is starting to boil, fry the sausage in a pan and break into bits. Once cooked you can drain off excess fat. Set aside.
Once the stock is boiling, add potatoes and kale and cook these until tender. Then add the sausage, and pepper flakes, if you like them. Lastly, add the cream. Heat through.
We like to serve this with homemade Rosemary Foccacia bread. I shall have to post the recipe for that too, eh?
For now, hope you are enjoying the great soup season of FALL!


just a little bit mo said...

mmm . . . looks so YUMMY!!! I'm gonna try this one out.

Hilary said...

Thank you for the recipe. This soup is da bomb! The bread was amazing too!

Jess Hammond said...

I am doing one soup a week. This week is Beef & Barley but i'm gonna rock this next week.... So Hard.

Krischelle said...

i just want you to know that Zuppa Toscana happens to be mine and Jacob's favorite soup!!!!! and now we have the recipe thanks to you!!! ahhh!!!