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Souper Speedy

September 24, 2013

Haha…sorry.  Couldn’t help myself. 

Good afternoon!  Time to play catch-up again.  I wanted to blog about this soup, because it was *really* good and surprisingly easy and delicious.  We enjoyed it for dinner on Sunday night, and it made enough for Ryan and Lila to have again while I was teaching my late class last night.

By the way, can I just say that sometimes my students amaze me, and not in a good way?  I had one of my composition students tell me yesterday that “a woman’s place is in the home.”  VERBATIM.  Sigh.

One of my friends told me that I should have just said, “Yeah, you’re right!” and walked out of the class.  It was pretty tempting.

Anyway—soup.  Because, you know—a woman’s place is in the kitchen.  I mean, truly, I think giving women the range of the entire house is crossing into dangerous territory.  Keep ‘em in the kitchen, I say.

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Oh, right—the soup. 

Butternut Squash, Kale, and Turkey Sausage Soup


1 small onion, chopped

1 small butternut squash, peeled and chopped into cubes

3-4 leaves of kale, stripped from the stems and torn into bite-sized pieces

5 cups chicken broth

3 links sweet turkey sausage, removed from casing

3-4 bay leaves

1 tbsp. italian seasoning

salt to taste


Heat a large soup pot.  Add 2-3 tbsp. olive oil and chopped onion.  Cook for 10 minutes, until starting to soften.

While onions are cooking, heat a skillet on another burner.  Add turkey and cook until brown, breaking up into small pieces with the back of a wooden spoon.  Drain and set aside.

Add squash to the onion and cook for another 10 minutes.  Add kale, chicken broth, sausage and seasonings.  Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour. 


Mmmm…perfect welcome for fall.  And so easy even a woman can make it!  But make sure a man supervises you! Winking smile

Had a speedy run in the drizzly rain this morning:


Pretty proud of this run!  Now if I could just keep that pace up for 13 mile…ha.  Smile 

Hope you’re having a good Tuesday!  I’m headed to a girls’ night dinner tonight—SO excited!  Have a great afternoon!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. itzyskitchen permalink
    September 24, 2013 6:55 pm

    Oh man….well the soup looks yummy. How great is squash right now? Have fun with the girls!

  2. September 24, 2013 7:16 pm

    nice job on that run! And I love kale and butternut squash. Such a great combo.

  3. September 26, 2013 5:52 pm

    Oh man that student is WHACK! What’s bad is that I have a few friends who feel that way and they are FEMALE! For real. We can’t even talk about it because I go ape shit on them! ha!

  4. September 26, 2013 11:56 pm

    Oh children. They never fail to shock me. How dare that student! But in good news, this soup looks heavenly. Thank you for sharing. I’m all about eating more kale this fall!

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