What a week! I’ve got all kinds of projects lined up, including wedding stuff, Delta Gamma stuff, and home organization stuff, but the little project that I’ve been working on for the past two days has been taking a good, hard look at my student loans and try to figure out my options. I’ve called all three of my loan entity carriers, some several times, in the past two days. Ugh, what a headache! No final decisions have been made yet (Nick and I have to sit down and go over our options as well as talk to my mom a.k.a. my cosigner…hi Mom! Expect a phone call or email soon!), but hopefully we’ll come up with something that makes $1500+ a month more manageable!
Anyway, after working on getting all the appropriate information on all of my student loans, I’m in much need of comfort! And today, I’ve got a great comfort soup for you. I’ve made this several times (on of the few recipes that gets regularly repeated in my kitchen) and well, you probably won’t need to read all the way to the bottom to know I love this soup!
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 12-ounce package fully cooked chicken sausage links, sliced
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 19-ounce can cannellini beans, rinsed
1 14.5-ounce can low-sodium chicken broth
1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes
1 bunch kale leaves, torn into 2-inch pieces
Kosher salt and black pepper
1 loaf country bread (optional)
Add the beans, broth, and tomatoes and their liquid and bring to a boil.
Add the kale and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper and simmer, stirring occasionally, until wilted, 2 to 3 minutes. Serve with the bread, if using.
I LOVE this recipe! It is super quick and simple to make. There isn’t much prep work involved and it tastes delicious! I could eat this soup (or stew as it’s titled) at least once a week, and it’s not too bad for you, coming in at 309 calories per serving. I highly recommend you try this recipe out if you are short on time but want a home cooked meal on the table.