Last week, I went to work sick. I felt like crud, looked like crud, and all I wanted was a cup of hot soup. But, alas, there was no soup. It made me sad.
Then, I got to work and found out one of the mom’s had brought in soup. It was hot, slightly spicy, and the perfect mix of greens and potatoes. At the end of the day, her recipe had made its rounds of the school. This is the most amazing one-pot soup. The best part is you can brown the sausage right in the pan. That completely eliminates a pan! How awesome is that?
Mrs. Cindy’s Soup
1 lb spicy sausage (or mild if you don’t like spice)
1 C milk
32-48 oz Chicken Stock (start with 32 oz. As it boils, add more to keep it at the consistency your family likes it. I started with 48 oz and added more as it cooked.)
5-6 small/medium red potatoes (scrubbed, with skins, cubed)
1 bunch kale, chopped
2 T butter
1/2 C water or milk
Brown sausage in a pan. Try to keep the chunks small, because they don’t break up like you think they will. Trust me. I know! Once the sausage is cooked through, add the chicken stock and 1 C milk. Let it boil. Once the mix boils, add in the potatoes and let them boil for 30 minutes. Add in the kale, and salt it to taste. Turn the heat down, and let it simmer for at least 2 hours. The longer it simmers, the yummier it will be. If you see it needs more liquid, by all means, add it! About half an hour before you serve it, mix together the 1/2 cup liquid and the flour. Get it blended well, then stir it in to the soup. It will make it creamier. Serve hot with bread. Enjoy!