Monday, November 12, 2007

Congratulations and a Recipe!

[ Michelle ]

A huge CONGRATULATIONS goes out to my friend Michelle who successfully defended her masters thesis today at UNCW. I knew she'd do exceptionally well. She is such a bright young woman. I am so very happy for her!!

[ Zuppa Toscana ]

Made this for dinner last is delicious! Not sure where I got the recipe though.

1lb spicy italian sausage, casing removed
2 russett potatoes, sliced in half lengthwise then cut into 1/8 inch slices
1/2 cup real bacon bits (like Hormel)
1 onion, chopped
2 cans chicken broth
4 cups water
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 cups kale, chopped (I removed the tough stems as well)

Combine the chicken broth, water, garlic, potatoes, and onions in a large pot. Cook over medium heat until the potatoes are done. Meanwhile, brown the sausage. Drain, place on a plate with paper towels to continue draining, and set aside. When the potatoes are done, add the sausage and bacon bits, salt and pepper to taste (be careful as the bacon and sausage add a lot of salt), and continue cooking for about 10 minutes. Turn the heat down to low. Add the cream and chopped kale. Heat through and serve.

Off to eat some zuppa....mmmmm

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