Sunday, October 7, 2007

Fall into Autumn Weekly Topic

The Fall into Autumn Topic this week is favorite fall recipes we enjoy.

I love to make soup this time of year. One of my favorite memories of my grandmother is that whenever I went to visit she always had a pot of homemade soup made for me. I love the smell of soup cooking.

One of my favorite recipes is Portuguese Kale Soup. It has lots of veggies and lots of flavor!

Here is the recipe:

You need:

1 bunch kale - chopped

1 small head of cabbage - chopped

2 medium onions - chopped

4 carrots - sliced into thin rounds

4 medium potatoes - chopped

1 can tomato sauce(small) or diced tomatoes(16oz)

1 piece portuguese sausage(chourico or linguica) -chopped

1 -2 large cans of low sodium chicken broth

1 can of white or red kidney beans(16oz) - drained and rinsed

olive oil

red pepper flakes - optional

In a large pot cook onions and sausage until onions are tender.

Add carrots and potatoes and chicken broth and bring to a boil.

Add cabbage, kale and tomato and reduce to simmer. Add more chicken broth OR water as needed.

Simmer about an hour until carrots and potatoes are tender - add kidney beans and heat thru.

Serve with fresh loaf of crusty bread.

You can add or delete any of the veggies to match your tastes. amount are just suggestions - you can add more or less of any ingredient.

Hope you enjoy this recipe.


lauriec said...

Mmmmmmmm that sounds so good! I may have to try it!!

Suzy's Corner said...

That sounds so delicious. I am definitely going to make a pot of that soup!!!

Jane's Designs said...

I love soup!! I'm going to try your recipe. It sounds so good. Thanks for sharing.

Janet said...

2 questions...
1 Did you get all of your pay it forward people?

2 you can really eat kale? I thought that people planted it to keep the moose from eating everything else.