Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Snowy Soup Day

Today we had a little snow, not nearly as horrible as they thought it would be. I'm not complaining because I am definitely going a little stir crazy with two little ones inside and we don't go very many places since Willa is still so little. Whenever it snows, soup always sounds the best for dinner. This recipe is honestly the best soup i've ever had. It's easy, healthy(ish) and tastes delicious. Hope you love it as much as my family does!

Here are the steps to making this delicious soup:


  • 4 slices of bacon - cooked and diced up (I just do this in the microwave)
  • 1 lb. Italian Sausage (for a bit more spice) OR 1 lb ground pork (super cheap and yummy)
    • I actually used 2 pounds tonight for dinner and liked it with a little more meat.
  • 1 diced onion
  • 3-4 cloves garlic
  • 4 Cups chicken stock
  • 3 Cups potatoes
  • 2 cups Kale
  • 1 Cup Cream
  • Grated Parmesan 
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Get your meat cooking in a dutch oven or big pot. While it is cooking make your bacon, and chop up the onion, garlic cloves and bacon. If you don't have this slap-chop from Pampered Chef it is amazing and makes chopping onions tear free!

Then dice up your potatoes. I use the baby blonde potatoes but you can also use regular if you'd like.
 Side note: if you're wondering how I am getting all this done with two kids - I wear Willa A LOT. It is such a life saver and she usually will fall asleep. I am wearing a Tula.

Anyways, cook up your meat and get that all browned and ready to go.
 Then add your chicken broth - a whole carton full!
 Then add onions and sauté them for a bit.
 Then add in your bacon and garlic and cook for a minute or two more.
 Here is my other happy helper. She rides this unicorn all around the house. Nothing like getting your ankles ran into by a pink unicorn - it hurts like a mother.
After you've put an ice pack on your toes from the unicorn ramming, add your potatoes. Then put on the lid and simmer until the potatoes are tender.
 While that is simmering, get your kale ready. Kale is so yummy and healthy for you. It is one of the vegetables I can actually get Lola to eat so we eat it quite a bit. I made Kale chips as well by shredding them, tossing with EVOO and salt and cooking at 350 for about 10 minutes. They are delicious! Sometimes we add parmesan cheese and bacon bits.
If you aren't familiar with kale, you need to pull the leaves off the thick steam. I just pull them by pinching them the stem and then ripping them into smaller pieces. 

 Make sure to wash well as they are grown in sandy ground.
 She was actually eating this raw - which surprises me because she refuses to try salad.

 Add in your cream and kale and mix around.

Let it cook for a few more minutes to let the kale cook down. 

And that's it! One pan dish that healthy and delicious. 

We served it with buttery crusty bread. Delicious on a cold snowy day! Enjoy!

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