I love making soups of all kinds. There is something very comforting about soups, especially on a cold, blustery, snowy day. Yesterday was a perfect day for soup too. The winds were blowing, the snow was falling and the outside temperature was frigid. So I stayed in and made a big pot of soup. It just hit the spot.
We are getting ready to leave for another diving trip so I threw in a bit of everything to help clear out the fridge too. This soup is full of stuff; chicken, sausage, onions, carrots, garlic, spinach, tomatoes, and white beans. YUM! it was a very hearty soup that was a meal. It definitely warmed us up from the inside out too.
My mis-en-place is all set, ready to go.
First step was to par cook the sausage so I could chop it for later.
I added the olive oil, carrots, onions and garlic to a hot soup pot and cooked them up for about 7 minutes, or until the onions and carrots were tender.
Next came the meats and seasonings. This took about 15 minutes. I needed to make sure both the chicken and sausage were completely cooked.
Then came about 8 cups of chicken broth.
I brought everything to a boil, then reduced the heat to a simmer and added the spinach, white beans and tomatoes. I simmered it all for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, and then it was time for soup.
It was a simple meal of soup, bread and wine. I used the last of my cheesy-mushroom pull apart bread, which was a perfect companion to the soup. Cheesy Mushroom Pull Apart Monkey Bread Sometimes simple meals are all we need. When we eat sim[le meals I can save more room for my favorite snack and dessert – POPCORN! And popcorn we ate too. AWWWW! My kind of meal.
Stay warm, stay safe and stay well Everyone. ‘Til next time.