To save some cash in Seattle this weekend, I decided to cook me and my friends dinner for our first night in Seattle. We're staying at an Embassy Suites, so we'll have a microwave and fridge. After I cooked our dinner and packed it. I made myself a chocolate banana smoothie.
- 1lb ground Italian sausage
- 1 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
- 1 lg white diced onion
- 4TBS bacon pieces
- 2tsp garlic puree
- 10 cups water
- 5 cubes chicken bouillon
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1lb potatoes or about 3 large ones
- 1/4 bunch of kale
Saute Italian sausage and crushed red pepper in a pot. Drain fat and then set sausage aside.
In the same pot, saute bacon pieces, onions and garlic, until onions are soft/or about 15minutes.
Mix together chicken bouillon cubes and the 10 cups water. Then add the chicken broth water to the onions, bacon and garlic. (Or add the water to the bacon, onion and garlic and then add the bouillon so it dissolves).
Cook until boiling. Add the chopped potatoes and cook until soft, about a half hour.
Add heavy cream and cook until well heated.
Stir in sausage.
Add chopped kale just before serving.
I cut the recipe in half and I used 3 cloves of chopped garlic rather than the puree. Turned out great. This is my most favorite soup ever! I am so lucky to have the recipe, or a version of it anyway. It tastes just like the stuff from the restaurant.
Along with the soup I will be serving a spring mix salad with pecans, craisins, sunflower seeds, feta cheese, and Italian dressing. We'll also be having rosemary bread and perhaps a cup of wine.
Well, I shall return on Sunday and blog all about my trip. Ciao.