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uh oh… my soup bowl has a ‘leek’

As the evening set in and the air became a bit brisk, the idea of soup for dinner ran through my head…
This past Sunday, I was given a beautiful leek and thought making a potato and leek soup was the perfect way to use this mildly flavored veggie!
To start cooking up this soup, I rendered some pancetta. Once browned, the pancetta was put aside, while the chopped leeks and some minced garlic got a quick sauté in the pancetta fat. After cooking till softened, in went a quart of chicken broth, some water, along with five peeled and cubed yukon gold potatoes. Everything was brought to a boil, then reduced down to a simmer. As soon as the potatoes were fork tender, I puréed them with an immersion blender and then added in a touch of cream, as well as some shredded extra sharp cheddar for a bit of richness…
Back into the soup went some of the pancetta for texture and flavor. Once heated through, it was time to eat!
Creamy, velvety, slightly crunchy and perfectly seasoned… this soup warmed us completely! Seconds were definitely in order…

at a low simmer…
-R

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spicy… just like me!

Tonight was a throw things together kinda night… so some onions, yukon gold potatoes, hot cherry peppers [of course in their tangy, yummy, vinegary juices], chicken sausage and chicken breast made one hell of a meal!
Started by sautéing an onion and diced potatoes with crushed red pepper, then I added the sausage and cooked till a bit browned, next the chicken and a bit of wine to help make everyone smile! A few guzzles of chicken stock and a stir we were in business! I put a lid on it and after simmering for a bit, added the cherry peppers and some juice for extra heat and flavor! The final dish was tangy, vinegary and spicy, and completely delicious…
If I wasn’t trying to curb the amount of carbs we are intaking, some crusty bread for sopping would have been VERY welcomed! Maybe next time…

at a low simmer…
-R

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sausage round-up

After a long day, I decided on tossing a spiral sausage onto the grill! Stuffed with parsley and cheese I could hardly wait. As a side, roasted yukon gold potatoes [my preferred tater] that I tossed with thinly sliced onions, crushed red pepper and salt.
I am a huge fan of a spiral sausage! This special detail lends itself wonderfully as an addition to numerous dishes or just perfectly on its own… Spicy, meaty and briny with that perfect and anticipated ‘snap’… I can say that I am a sausage LOVER!
Yum Yum Yum… In my Tum Tum Tum…

at a low simmer…
-R

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