Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana
1 1/2 C. spicy sausage links -- 12 (I used the sausage I had -not links)
2 medium potatoes, cut in half lengthwise, and then cut into 1/4" slices
3/4 C. onions, diced
6 slices bacon
1 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
2 C. kale leaves, but in half, then sliced
2 T. chicken base
1 qt. water
1/3 C. heavy whipping cream
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Place sausage links onto a sheet pan and bake for 25 minutes, or until done; cut in half length-wise, then cut at an angle into 1/2 inch slices. Place onions and bacon in a large saucepan and cook over medium heat until onions are almost clear. Remove bacon and crumble. Add garlic to the onions and cook an additional 1-minute. Add chicken base, water, and potatoes, simmer 15 minutes. Add crumbled bacon, sausage, kale and cream. Simmer 4 minutes and serve.
I made some carmel apples:
They look yummy, don't they? But....................
You CAN'T eat them! They are part of my fall decorations and I made some for my daughters, daughter-in-law, sister, and niece. I found the directions here and here:
They were great fun to make, but I can't decide if I should display them with wrapping on or off. What do you think?