12.09.15

WINTER SOUP RECIPE

if you read the blog regularly, you’ve probably heard me talk about my grandparent’s farm and how much it means to me. ever since i was a very young child we’ve been driving or taking the amtrak train 5 hours from chicago to quincy during the holidays. the sound of the long gravel driveway always made me happy because it meant we were almost there. my grandparents are always waiting in their yellow kitchen for us to arrive and usually there’s soup on the stove hot and ready for us. this is one of my most favorite soups that my grandma makes for us. pure indulgence comfort food! enjoy.

Ingredients:

• 6 cups water
• 2 beef bouillon cubes
• 6-8 medium potatoes (skin on, scrubbed plus cubed)
• 1 cup diced onion
• 1 tube Jimmy Dean regular sausage (reduced fat great too!)
• 3/4-1 pound bacon
• 2 cups chopped kale
• 1/2 pint heavy whipping cream
• garlic powder
• salt and pepper to taste

• Dissolve bouillon cubes in 6 cups of water in a large pot on medium heat. Add cubed potatoes and diced onions and cook until tender. Cook sausage in a separate pan, drain off excess fat, then add to pot.

• cool the bacon separately, remove from the pan, and pat the extra grease off with a paper towel . Add remaining ingredients allowing kale to cook down, then simmer approximatly 15 minutes to allow garlic powder, salt and pepper to cook in flavor. Garnish with oyster crackers and red pepper flakes.

do you have favorite nostalgic recipes from your childhood? i love how even the smell of something familiar can bring back such vivid memories.

photos and styling by: ivan solis

8 COMMENTS

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    Bruna Louise says:

    It’s summer here in Brazil, but it always get cold here in the south. I’m gonna try it this week! Looks delicious!

    Jhirae says:

    Just finished my soup. It was delicious and my mother approved😊 thanks for sharing.

    Miranda says:

    Oyster crackers! I love that you use oyster crackers.

    techlazy.com says:

    I wish I had a bowl of this soup for lunch. I love the Mexican flair and the spice!

    Amanda says:

    I’m going to try it with cauliflower instead of potatoes for a low carb version! Thanks 😋

    bri says:

    ohh, let us know how it turns out!

    Peep says:

    This is Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana 😛 🙂 definitely going to try this version!

    Anonymous says:

    or use Italian sausage for better flavor

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