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Spicy Sausage Soup

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Happy Friday everyone! I just got home from the gym and since I’m famished and already thinking about food, it’s the perfect time to share a recipe. This is my slow cooker spicy sausage soup. I just love the combination of spice with a hearty vegetable base so I used spicy Italian sausage in this soup and it was the perfect amount of kick for my liking. Enough to tingle the tongue but not enough to send me face first into a carton of milk. This soup is packed with nutritious ingredients and served aside fresh cheesy garlic bread or homemade biscuits, you’ll be in comfort food heaven. Be creative too! I made mine basic but you could add chick peas, beans, lentils, orzo or even cooked noodles at the end. The more the better! Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3-4 spicy sausage links
  • 2 cans reduced sodium beef broth
  • 1 can reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans Italian style stewed tomatoes
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 3 cups spinach, rinsed and chopped
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp parsley

Directions:

1. In medium pan over medium-high heat add oil and saute onions and garlic. Squeeze sausages from casings and cook until no longer pink.

2. Add onions, garlic and sausage to slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

For those of you devouring a homemade meal tonight…. I will live vicariously through you. Tonight I will be eating while driving safely operating a motor vehicle with due attention. (If there were ever such thing as car-dining Olympics I would come in first place) We are going with close friends to Penticton tonight to see a country concert! I have always loved a wide array of music but ever since I was a kid, country music has been my bread and butter for music choice. So for those of you that are in the honky tonk loop… tonight we are seeing Eric Church and Colt Ford! I cannot wait to see him perform live…. who knows, I might even dig out my cowboy boots to boot. (haha) These are some of the musicians I have seen live.

  • Trisha Yearwood
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • Clink Black
  • Terri Clark
  • Julian Austin
  • Jo Dee Messina
  • Patricia Conroy
  • Cruise Arrows
  • The Wilkinsons
  • Adam Gregory
  • Alan Jackson
  • Big and Rich
  • Emerson Drive
  • Johnny Reid
  • Aaron Lines
  • Deric Ruttan
  • Dean Brody
  • Aaron Pritchett

There’s something that always puts me in a good mood when I listen to country music, so I’m excited to end the week with great company and great music!

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A few years ago when I met Aaron Pritchett.

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Last year when I met Dean Brody, Aaron Lines and Deric Ruttan….. my hubby was such a good sport while I soaked in the spotlight with three other men! haha

She likes huntin’, loves fishin’, and she can hold her own in the kitchen – Colt Ford

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