last week it when it was rainy and windy i went grocery shopping. while strolling through the aisles, i thought soup would be good in this weather. with Christmas coming up and parties, dinners, etc…i didn’t end up making my soup last week. so guess what we’re having tonight??!!!
get out a large, heavy bottom pot and over medium high heat, saute 2 diced onions, 2 cups of chopped carrots and 4 cloves of minced garlic in a TBSP of olive oil.
when the veggies are soft, add 1lb of sliced smoked sausage.
let it brown up a little bit, then add 2 tsps of dried thyme, 1 tsp rubbed sage and 1 tsp of herbs of provence.
next, add 1lb of rinsed and picked lentils.
mix the lentils in with the sausage veggie mixture and add 1 tsp of kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste.
add 4-6 (depends how soupy ya want it, i did 6) cups of beef/chicken/veggie stock (i used a mix of beef and chicken cause that’s what i had)
bring it to a boil and reduce heat to low. simmer for 30 minutes…
tick tock tick tock tick tock…
while you wait, wash and chop 10 oz of kale (i took out the thick stems).
Beep Beep Beep…wow! 30 minutes goes by fast!
add your kale.
continue to simmer for 20 min or so…check for seasoning and Yay!
you got soup!!!