Kevin has to work this weekend, which normally means I spend the majority of Saturday and Sunday wandering aimlessly around several nearby stores and spending ridiculous amounts of money on things I don't need. Sounds like fun, doesn't it? It is.
Since we are trying to save some money (and since I am planning to do some epic Black Friday shopping later this week)... I decided to try to take a break from my retail therapy habit. Since I have to do something (and studying just doesn't sound like fun)... I thought I would bake instead.... and bake I did.
I enjoyed some delicious cookie brownies and pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. Oooh yes. I would post recipes, but I cheated and used boxed mixes... no fun. Tomorrow I might try my hand at some *real* baking... you know, the kind you actually have to measure stuff for. We'll see how that goes.
For dinner, I made one of our favorites... Garbage Soup. Yes, that's really what we call it. Why? Well, because it looks a lot like garbage. But it tastes delicious. It actually tastes a lot like Zuppa Toscana from Olive Garden.
- 1 lb hot sausage, browned and crumbled
- 1/4 onion, chopped
- 1 large container of chicken stock
- 2-3 large potatoes, diced and boiled until knife-tender (not too soft)
- 4-6 large kale leaves roughly chopped
I like to serve this with a loaf of crusty Italian bread.