April 13, 2009

Recipe of the Week

Recipe: Sweet Potato, Sausage, and Kale Soup
Source: Cooking Light

sweet potato, sausage, and kale soup

Ingredients: *****
The name really tells you the ingredients in this recipe are going to be great. It does leave one surprise for the ingredient list though: white beans. All are easy to find and readily available year round which is especially good when you find yourself still needing to make soup in the middle of April.

Preparation: *****
The hardest part is peeling the funny bumps and valleys on the sweet potatoes but just give those to your dudely to take care of, as I did, and you’ll be in the clear to chop onions and garlic, de-case sausages, and clean and chop kale. The soup really comes together very quickly. It requires just enough time to sauté the onions and sausage, add some water and broth, and then the brief simmers to achieve tender potatoes and kale. And those simmer times were the perfect length for doing some seam finishing on a sewing project.

sweet potato, sausage, and kale soup

Taste: ****
This recipe really hit the spot during our weekend of cold, cold April weather. It also made a ton so we were able to dip into the pot many times over the weekend and still have plenty for lunch today. It’s a good thing we loved it. The only change I’ll make next time around is using hot Italian sausage in place of the sweet ones to balance the flavor a bit more. With all those sweet potatoes there’s really no need to include sweet sausage. Besides, we’re already sweet enough.

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