Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Spicy Autumn Soup | Post 3

Our First Sit Down Around Our Table Just The Two Of Us Dinner
ps. the kitchen sink
 Mornings are beginning to have a nice chill and evenings smell like wood, which is the precise time I start to really crave soup.  With joy in my heart I prepared this favorite of ours... and it turned out to be one of the sweatiest days in August yet.  Ha!  Oh well.  Caleb still ate two-and-a-half bowls like a Autumn Angel at its finest.
pc. the kitchen sink
Butter or oil
1 onion, sliced into thin rings

1-2 pounds of your favorite sausage, cooked in crumbles or slices (I used half italian sausage, half Jimmy Dean Hot Sausage)
4-8 cups of chicken broth (if you use less chicken broth, you'll need to add a few cups of water.)
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
Onion Powder
Garlic Powder
Fresh or Dried Parsley
Salt + Pepper (1 teaspoon of each)

1-2 Large Sweet Potatoes, cubed

5-7 Kale stalks, chopped into strips

ONE: Heat about two tablespoons of oil/butter in soup pot.  Add the onion rings and cook for a few minutes.

TWO: Add the rest of the ingredients except the kale (all the spices are "to taste," but start with 1 tablespoon or so.)

THREE: Let the pot simmer with the lid on until boiling.  Remove the lid and add kale (if you do it sooner the leaves get kind of slimy and weird-texture-y.)  Simmer with lid off until you're ready to eat and potatoes are cooked! 

ps.  It's a wonderful idea to add some grated mozzarella or parmesan cheese when served.

It's spicy, it's different, it's cozy, it's filling, it's best reheated the next day once all the flavors have spent the night together (sinners.), it's just a really good, easy little soup.


  1. I love soup. I love soup. I love soup. I would eat soup year round...okay, I do, but that's beside the point. Making this even though its 75 degrees or so today. Because it's almost September and that's fall enough for me. ;)

  2. this phrase: "the flavors have spent the night together (sinners)". thank you for that. my sides are split. one can let the flavors "marry" first, which is what I generally prefer. ;)

  3. just bought some kale for green smoothies and was wondering if I could find another way to use it! thanks :-)