My fav soup of all time:
1 lb Italian sausage (I use the Hot Italian sausage)
1/2 t. crushed red pepper (or more if you like a little bite)
2 large russet baking potatoes, sliced in half, and then in 1/4 inch slices
1 large onion, chopped
1/4 cup bacon bits (optional)
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups kale chopped
2 (8 ounce) cans chicken broth
1 quart water
1 Pint heavy whipping cream
Chop or slice uncooked sausage into small pieces.
Brown sausage in your soup pot.
Add chicken broth and water to pot and stir.
Place onions, potatoes, and garlic in the pot.
Cook on medium heat until potatoes are done.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Simmer for another 10 minutes.
Turn to low heat.
Add kale and cream.
Heat through and serve.
I love this on a cold, rainy or snowy day with fresh baked sourdough garlic cheese bread. Then again....I love it just about any day regardless of the weather.