I make sure my children do not go hungry but sometimes I do joke with them about not feeding them. They do not even take me serious. However, my niece was over one day and said, "Aunt Jen, I am hungry." As she followed me into the kitchen, I said to her, "Oh sweetie, we don't eat on days that begin with T." She looked at me like I was serious and didn't know how to respond. My children informed her I was just joking. Don't worry I did give her something to eat and I went a step further. I even provided her with a drink. See, I try to be a good Aunt.
My sister told me she tells her daughter that they don't eat on days that end with y but her daughter knew she wasn't serious since that would be everyday.I decided to try this soup. I will disclose that we like kale. We really liked it. Since a couple of us have a cold, I think it was a good choice. I used a sweet Italian chicken sausage. Next time, I think I will fry the sausage first to make it a little crispy and leave some to use as a garnish for the soup.
Sausage and Kale Soup
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
5 waxy potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
3 cans of chicken broth, reduced sodium
1/2 bunch of kale, stemmed and shredded
12 oz. smoked chicken sausage, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
- In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat.
- Add the onion and cook for about 3 minutes stirring.
- Add the garlic and the red pepper flakes, cook for 1 minute.
- Add the potatoes and chicken broth.
- Bring the soup to a boil and then reduce heat.
- Simmer for about 10 minutes.
- Add the kale and sausage.
- Simmer until the kale is wilted about 10 to 15 minutes.
Did you already know........
-Kale is a form of cabbage.
-Kale is a good source of Vitamin A, C, and K.
-Kale has about 33 calories for 1 cup.