It is my BIRTHDAY!
But, I still have to make dinner. A mommy's job is never done.
Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes
Shrimp Fried Rice and Stir Fry
Kielbasa with Garlic, Rosemary & Lemon Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts
Chicken and French Fries
Italian Sausage & White Bean Soup
4 garlic cloves
1 diced yellow onion
2-3 celery stalks; diced
2-3 carrots; diced
4 cups chicken or veggie stock
3 cups of soaked & cooked Great Northern white beans (about two 15oz. cans, rinsed)
1 tsp salt
smattering of "italian" like herbs (oregano, thyme, rosemary, basil, whatever you like)
4 cups kale
In a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat, brown sausage. Drain, move to a bowl and set aside.
Reheat stockpot over medium heat, add olive oil, garlic, onion, celery, and carrots. Sauté until veggies are tender. Add the sausage (any juices) back to the stockpot, two cups of water, the stock, beans, herbs, salt, pepper and a handful of parmesan cheese. Bring soup to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer covered for 8-10 minutes.
Turn off the heat. Stir in kale. Cover to allow spinach to wilt a few minutes. Ladle soup into bowls and top with more parmesan.