This afternoon I made a big pot of my kale and sweet potato soup. LOVE that stuff!!!
There really is no recipe and you can make it a lot of different ways. But here is how I made it today.
I started by cooking a whole chicken. When that was done, I let it cool enough to handle. Next I poured two big cans of Swanson's Chicken Broth plus a half can of water into a big pot. I chopped up a half bunch of fresh kale and one big sweet potato. I let that cook for awhile and then added the chopped cooked chicken, a large chopped onion, and a large can of tomatoes with the juice. Towards the end of the simmering time, I added a can of garbanzo beans.
You add salt and pepper to your preference.
First off, the smell coming from the stove fills the house with a wonderful aroma. Then that first bowl is soooo good!
But the best part of all, I have six single servings that I put in my freezer in the basement, two single servings for my lunches this week, and another, maybe two servings to eat this weekend into next week.
I don't know what I'd do without my upright freezer in the basement. I buy meat once a month from "my" farmer who drives to Rochester on the last Friday of the month. Sometimes I can go two weeks or more without cooking dinner, just by pulling out a single serving of "something" in the freezer. Most of the time I label things with what it is and the date. Sometimes I don't. That's when I have a "mystery dinner"!!!
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