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1 lb. Italian sausage, casings removed

1 large onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

6 cup chicken stock

4 cup water

1 bunch curly kale, leaves stripped and chopped

1 cup. heavy cream

20oz fresh Tortellini (or dry if you can’t get fresh)

Parmesan, for serving

1 In a large stock pot brown and crumble your Italian sausage until the pink is just cooked out.  Remove the sausage from the pot and set it aside on a plate with a paper towel on it.  Leave some of your drippings in the pot, but remove the rest.

2 Chop your Onion.  Add the chopped onion to the pot with the drippings and sauté over med low heat for about 5 min or until the onion is translucent.  Add your minced garlic and sauté for 2 more min.

3 Return the Italian sausage, add your stock and water to the pot and bring to a boil.

4  If you have never prepared Kale before there are a few steps.  First you must wash each stalk of Kale thoroughly.  Kale is grown is sandy regions and often sand will stick to the curly leaves.  After the leaves are washed, cut the stalk out of each leaf.  Then bunch together all your kale leaves.  Push them down and holding them tightly, slice them into strips.  The a rough chop to reduce the size abit more.  Add your chopped kale to the boiling pot and reduce to simmer for about 30min.  When cooked the kale should be bright green and soft (but still firm).  Now is a good time to taste and season your soup.

5  Add your Tortellini and cook according to the package -2 min.

6  Add your heavy cream, taste and season again if needed, and serve.  I like to add a few dashes of Parmesan to my bowl.

My kids love this soup and frequently ask for it.  Give it a try, I think it’s easy to make and delish.

Beer-N-Cheese w/ Beef & Bacon

Please excuse the dark pictures because I was hiding from my boss in the porta-potty

If you’re like me, then you eat food, and if so, then you’re always looking for something quick and easy, and hopefully not at the YMCA.

It’s pretty hard to find soup that’s any good for you, but I subscribe to the belief that everything is bad for you now, and so on that note, this soup isn’t as bad as a lot of other crap.

I recently went to the store and bought a bunch of these soups, because I drive a tractor around marijuana fields all day, and these cans stand up well to being cooked on the exhaust manifold of a John Deer.

Just be sure to poke a hole in the can if you use my method, or else the can could explode and cause an embarrassing conversation with HR. Anywho…

While perusing the vareyeatie of flavors, I spotted this gem, and of course, since driving a tractor around pretty much goes hand and hand with beer, it seemed like a good choice.

The can lists one serving as 200 calories, but unless you’re a gerbil, you’ll be going for the whole can and that will earn you 420 calories.

Yes it has salt… OMG if one more nut sack complains about salt in soup…

Anyway… it has 75% of your daily sodium intake, so you may cancel your trip to the local salt lick after you’ve eaten this.

  • 14g of Protein.
  • No Trans fat.
  • Actually tastes like beer.
  • Low cholesterol, sugar, and sat fat.

I also dumped in a bunch of hot chili powder and I loved it. I definitely plan on having a lot more of this soup and I hope that Campbells keeps making it. If you do cook it on your exhaust like I do, I cannot stress enough that hole thing I told you about earlier.

Umm Umm good.