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Just some of my favourite sausages! Alby and Rolo the Miniature Dachshunds when I was walking them for friends.

Edit: If you like these then check out some artwork I did from the photos in this shoot:  http://floofwoofboof.tumblr.com/post/172601357285/excited-to-finally-share-these-portraits-of-alby

Sausage Potato Kale Soup

Sunday Meal Prep

Ingredients:

  • 5 oz Italian sausage
  • 500 grams russet potato (about 3 large potatoes)
  • 150 grams frozen yellow corn
  • 1 large bunch of kale
  • 1 large onion
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 135 grams unprepared instant mashed potatoes
  • 5 cups chicken broth or stock
  • 12 fl oz whole milk
  • salt, pepper, & other spices to taste

Step-by-step instructions with pictures!

Chop potatoes into bite size pieces. Add to pot, fill with water, bring to boil. Let cook until fork or knife can easily slide into them.

Chop up your onions and garlic. Set garlic aside for later.

Brown sausage and caramelize onions in a skillet.

This step takes time, so don’t rush it! Make sure the onions are nice and caramelized.

Drain and set aside potatoes when they are tender.

Wash and dry kale. Tear into bite size pieces with your hand.

Once the sausage and onion mixture is finished cooking, add them to a large pot. Also add the garlic, corn, kale, and chicken stock. There will probably be a lot of kale! Add it in a little at a time. It will cook down.

Bring to a boil to let the kale cook down.

Add the cooked potatoes.

Add milk.

Add the instant mashed potatoes. This will help thicken the soup.

Secret ingredient: MSG. I added ¼ tsp for the entire recipe. Also add salt, pepper, and any other spices at this step. I didn’t add salt because the chicken stock already has plenty, but I did add pepper.

Enjoy!

Nutrient Breakdown per serving - Yields 5 servings

  • 470 calories
  • 65 grams carbohydrates
  • 7.2 grams fiber
  • 14.8 grams total fat
  • 5.5 grams saturated fat
  • 23.4 grams protein

Excellent source (20% DV or more) of omega-3 fatty acids, all of the B vitamins, vitamins A, C, and K, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, and zinc. 

Bacon Wrapped Smokies

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound Bacon, Cut Into Thirds
  • 1 pound Lil’ Smokies (small sausages)
  • 1 stick Butter
  • 2 cups Brown Sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Cut the bacon into thirds and wrap each smokie.(small sausage)
  3. Place all the wrapped smokies in a single layer in a baking dish.
  4. Then melt the stick of butter and then 1 cup of brown sugar and stir until mixed well.
  5. Pour the butter and brown sugar mixture on the smokies and bacon.
  6. Then take the other cup of brown sugar and sprinkle evenly over the smokies.
  7. Bake them for about 15-20 minutes and then turn the heat up to 400F for about 5 minutes or longer until the bacon becomes crispy.