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