Today’s card is being featured on Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration. The challenge was to create a card and feature a soup of the day recipe. I love when the weather cools down just enough to enjoy a giant pot of soup. One of my favorite soup recipes is for Sausage, Potato, Spinach soup. It’s a hearty soup with just the right amount of spice for my spicy husband. I took the recipe from Damn Delicious and it really is!
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound spicy Italian sausage, casing removed
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, diced
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
5 cups chicken broth
1 bay leaf
1 pound red potatoes, diced
3 cups baby spinach
1/4 cup heavy cream
Heat olive oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add Italian sausage and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the sausage as it cooks; drain excess fat.
Stir in garlic, onion, oregano, basil and red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring frequently, until onions have become translucent, about 2-3 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Stir in chicken broth and bay leaf, and bring to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender, about 10 minutes.
Stir in spinach until it begins to wilt, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in heavy cream until heated through, about 1 minute; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
And while I love a good pot of soup, the weather outside also call for the perfect cup of tea. I decided to make a card featuring a great cup of tea! I really fell for the Tea Room Suite in the annual catalog and this is the perfect use of the suite!
Stamps: Time for Tea
Inks: Basic Black; Rich Razzleberry; Old Olive; Daffodil Delight
Cardstock: Tea Room DSP; Coastal Cabana; Blackberry Bliss; Calypso Coral
Accessories: Tea Room Ribbon Combo
Tools: Ruffled Embossing Folder; Spot of Tea Framelits