Friday, September 10, 2010

It's SOUP time!

YEAH! It's time to for a big pot of soup to be simmering on the stove! It's rainy and a little bit chilly today, so we have decided to have some Spicy Sausage Lentil Soup tonight. We first tried this soup at Carrabba's restaurant, and LOVED it! Once we got home, I looked online and found a "clone" recipe.

We are heading out to the store to get all of the ingredients to make it. There are a lot, but it is so worth the effort.

Of course, we will have fresh warm bread to go with it! YUM! I am drooling just thinking about it!

I am going to eat fruit & vegetables for lunch so that I can save most of my Weight Watcher's points for dinner tonight! Then, I am going to get my NOM NOM NOM NOM on! LOL!

Here is the recipe if you want to have soup tonight too. (Recipe is from

Carrabba's Spicy Sausage Lentil Soup - Clone

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup onions, chopped
3/4 cup carrots, grated
1 garlic cloves, minced
1 lb Italian sausage, spicy hot and in bulk
1/2 cup ham, diced
7 cups water
5 cups chicken broth
1 lb lentils, rinsed and picked over
1 tomatoes, diced
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh basil, minced
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced
2 bay leaves
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
Heat olive oil in large soup pot. Add onion, carrot, garlic, and sausage to the pot, Saute for 8 minutes, stirring often. Break up the sausage into small bits as it cooks.
Add ham and cook for an additional minute.
Add the remaining ingredients to the pot, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 1 hour.

Happy Soup Eating!

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