From the First Laidy...
I love pinterest and I am always on it looking for new recipes, things for my house, and now things for the baby! I came upon a great recipe that looked easy to make and sounded yummy but just had to change a few things so my caveman would eat it!! Lucky for this stormy weather and being knocked up I had no need to go outside and not much else to do so instead of eggs and bacon for lunch a really nice soup has been on the stove pretty much all morning! I made mine on the stove but the woman who I stole the idea from made it in her Dutch oven and I am sure you could also put it in the crock pot all day too!
◦1 lb. sausage removed from casings
◦1 large sweet potato cut up into small bite sized pieces
◦1 large onion, chopped
◦3 strips of bacon
◦3 cups chopped kale
◦32oz. stock –I used and organic veggie stock
◦2 cups water
◦1 cup heavy cream
◦salt and pepper
I started by cooking the bacon in a large cast iron skillet, once fully cook place off to the side for later use. Then I cooked the sausage in the bacon fat, while this was cooking I chopped up the onion and sweet potato and tossed it in with the sausage. The fat from the bacon was pretty much sucked up so I put a bit of the stock into the skillet and covered it. In a large soup pan I put in the rest of the stock, water and cream (so glad I had some left over from making homemade Irish cream!!). I took everything that was in the skillet and put it into the pan. For the kale I then chopped up a bunch and put it in the skillet to wilt down and then placed that in the pan as well! Added some salt and pepper and let it sit for a good 4 hours on the stove. Delish!!