Do You Eat/Drink Soup When You Are Sick?

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I have to say I am not a crazy soup person but I do have a few personal favorites.  How many of you like a nice hot soup when you are sick?  I know I do especially if I am not the one making it.

I have a little story to tell you.  A few years back when I was working full-time and so was hubby I got sick and called my mom and asked her if she could make that  Puertorican rice and chicken soup she made when I was little.  She agreed and called me later in the day to come by and pick it up.  When I arrived my parents had stepped out and but my sister was there so I took the pot of soup and went home.

Once home I received a call from my parents asking where was the soup and I said well I picked it up.  Apparently I was only supposed to take my portion and leave the rest for them for dinner.  I selfishly took the whole pot of soup and got a good scolding from mom.  Till this day it’s the running joke how Bernice stole the soup.

The last few days have been rough, I caught a terrible cold from our daughter and I have been coughing my brains out.  I thought well it’s time to make some soup to soothe me a bit.  So I decided on making a copy cat of Zuppa Toscana.  Below is the recipe hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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Copy-Cat Zuppa Toscana

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Italian Ground Pork Sausage
  • 8 Yukon Gold Potatoes Diced to 1 inch chunks I used 4 yukon and 4 red potatoes
  • 1 Yellow Onion Diced
  • 2 tsp Minced Garlic in Olive Oil
  • 2 cups Kale chopped to liking
  • 1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flake or more if you like
  • 16 oz Chicken Broth
  • 4 cups Water
  • 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Salt to Taste
  • Italian Seasoning to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook ground sausage in skillet and set aside.

     

  2. In a large pot place the broth, water, potatoes onion and garlic and cook until potatoes are done.

  3. Add sausage kale and red pepper flakes and simmer until the kale is soft.

  4. Stir in heavy cream and let heat through

  5. Serve with favorite rolls or bread

 

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