RECIPES OF ALL KINDS
It’s cold. It’s February. It’s Florida! Our anniversary is in February and there’s a reason we got married inside. North Florida is just cold and it’s time for a good batch of soup before we see temps in the 60’s.
One of my favorites is so yum and so versatile! We got the general recipe out of a magazine several years ago, but we don’t save recipes that well and it’s more from memory nowadays. I have no idea what the original ingredients were but we sub things in and out as our palates desire.
1 package sausage of choice (we use Eckrich)
1 good bunch of kale
1 bag of navy beans (or cannelloni or other small white beans), or canned beans
Salt and pepper
Onion flakes, onion powder, and/or garlic salt
Seasonings to taste
This is the broth of choice if I don’t have homemade broth on hand:
I cook the sausage in a tiny bit of oil until it’s browned, then throw in the chopped kale. I like to sauté it and let it cool down. I added about 10 cups of water this time and just shook in some of the veggie base. Toss in the beans (I soaked mine all day). Turn it to a boil and let it go.
Note: if you use spinach instead of kale, this goes a lot faster. Cook time is almost nothing.
Anyhow, I add different seasonings sometimes: sriracha, hot pepper flakes, oregano. Again, it depends on the mood.
Right now, it’s cooking as we speak and I can’t wait for it to be done!!! Some crusty, buttery bread will be perfect with this, I think. 😉
Stay warm tonight! ❄️
Peace and love, everyone!