Monday, January 23, 2012

- quick recipe of the week -

Happy Monday everyone! Can you believe January is almost over already? Crazy! I've been so busy this month that it has just flown by. Our vacation post is coming this week, I promise! Turns out when you take over 200 pictures in a five day span, it takes quite awhile to sort through them!

Today, I want to introduce you to Jamie from, Handling With Grace. Jamie is a proud wife to a US sailor and a mother to a super cute little girl. She doesn't pretend to be a Martha Stewart or a Paula Dean. Her tastes are actually pretty simple. While she doesn't eat meat, she eats a lot of cottage cheese, ice cream, pizza, and vegetable soup. She would usually prefer to spend her extra calories on a couple glasses of wine than a delectable treat (especially if it means she has to cook it!) She says she is definitely more of a reluctant chef but has a hungry husband with high expectations!

Her husband is a regular ole meat and potatoes kind of guy who is not big on soup (much to her chagrin). This Zuppa Toscana soup is his only exception!

Zuppa Toscana Soup
2 to 3 large russet potatoes cut in 1/2 inch slices
1 large onion sliced
3 garlic cloves minced
1 package of thickly cut bacon
1 package of Italian sausage
2 cans of chicken broth
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 to 3 handfuls of kale
4 cups of water
salt and pepper
red pepper flakes

Brown the Italian sausage and cook and crumble the bacon.  Combine chicken broth, water, garlic, potatoes, and onion in a large stock pot. Cook on medium high. When the potatoes are soft, add salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes to taste. Add the sausage, bacon, cream and the kale and let cook an additional five minutes.

(Image credit Jamie)
(Image credit Jamie)

This soup sounds so wonderful on a cold winter day! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe with us! Be sure to visit Jamie over at her blog and enjoy the rest of your Monday!


Nicole Marie said...


Carlie said...

Yum! I love soup during the winter!

Meg {henninglove} said...

this soup looks and sounds really really yummy!! i have never eaten this soup before but i certainly want to now

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