As I was planning the menu for last week’s CRAFTERNOON where we created BOXWOOD WREATHS, I knew that I wanted a soup and salad for the lunch. After all, Thanksgiving was the previous week and I think everyone had eaten enough turkey at that point. I wanted something different…not the typical tomato basil or chicken noodle soup. So I started perusing Pinterest and found what turned out to be a wonderful and yummy recipe.
And the best part…only seven ingredients!
Kale, gnocchi, roasted red peppers, spicy Italian sausage, onion, chicken stock, and heavy cream…
I almost didn’t need to make a grocery list. However the “rule” in our house is that if you are going out to pick up more than three things, make a list because you will forgot at least one of them!
Speaking of the grocery…my oldest daughter called me while I was there shopping and asked what I was serving at the Crafternoon. When I told her the menu, she said that I had never made that before. That lead to a discussion about never trying new recipes when you are cooking for guests. I pointed out that I do that often…maybe I feel more adventurous when cooking for others outside my immediate family. Do you ever do that? Try out a new recipe when you have company?
Luckily, the zuppa toscana soup was a huge hit at the Crafternoon! I made it again earlier this week for my family, and Grace loved it so much that she took the leftovers to school for lunch the next day.
This will definitely be on rotation at our house this winter. If you’d like the recipe, click HERE and be sure to use the spicy Italian sausage…it adds the right amount of “kick” to it.