I make a lot of soup for myself. I think it stems from years without a dishwasher and really embracing the idea of 1 pot cooking. I also eat in my living room the majority of the time, I know you all imagine me dressing for dinner à la Downton Abbey, but usually I'm watching bad TV in my pajamas, balancing my dinner on my lap. That's the other reason soup is great, all you need is a spoon (and possibly a napkin), you don't have to worry about using a knife and fork to cut, while balancing your plate.
Now, I recognize that I could just sit at the table like a civilized person, but it's just not who I am, man. The Dudette abides in her bathrobe clutching her bowl of soup.
- 3 links of Italian turkey sausage
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 carrots, chopped
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 1 head of cauliflower, chopped into bite-sized florets
- 1 bunch of greens, this is Tuscan kale (3-4 cups, chopped)
- 4 cups water
- 4 cups milk
- salt, pepper and red pepper flakes to taste
|I like the Jennie-O Hot Italian sausage, but I like Hot Italian anything|
Saute your onion, carrot and celery in the olive oil, after about 5 minutes, add your sausage, make sure to remove the casing first, so you're just adding the ground meat. Once the turkey is browned, add 4 cups of water and your cauliflower to the pot.
Total time with simmering, etc., about an hour.