Impromptu day off= time to mess around in the kitchen for week 2 of the fall soup project. Trying out something new for this week’s soup, based loosely on a few I’ve found online for Italian-style sausage soups (and what I’ve got here in the kitchen because I REALLY don’t want to drive into town this morning).
Ground pork sausage w/ sage- lightly browned
1 can Italian stewed tomatoes
5 potatoes peeled and chopped into small cubes
2 cloves garlic- finely chopped
1/2 large onion- finely chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
4 cups vegetable stock
salt and pepper
Lightly brown sausage. Run onion, celery and garlic on pulse through food processor (or chop finely if you have the patience for that), combine all ingredients in crock pot and cook on high for 3 hours, then low for another 3 or longer.
Now that dinner is already set, go brew some coffee, grab some abandoned project (laundry, ironing, and knitting in today’s case), and a fantastically corny b/w monster flick- and enjoy a well-deserved day off.