Tuesday, October 6, 2015

FABBY: Harvest Stew Soup for Cold Weather

Hello sweet friends!

I had pinned this great "Harvest Stew with Smoked Sausage Soup"... perfect for the soup season and I've been wanting to make it for lunch and I finally did today.
So here are some pics and the soup came out yummy. My hubby loved it and he is very particular with food; lets just say he's got a very 'fine palate,' lol..

Here I'm sharing a very easy "Pineapple pie" for dessert too. Recipe in the bottom if you wish. I bet you will make this all the time, it's fabulous!

At the end of the pics I copied the soup recipe for you, except I added pumpkin cubes too.

I will be making it again for my mom next week, now that we've tried it.

The soup I just made for lunch today is 'Harvest Stew with Smoked Sausage,' I copied from my Pinterest Recipe board.
Look at the end of this post for the recipe.

Look how great it looks and tastes too!

I used my everyday china which comes in four different colors, here I used the two in orange.
It's a mix and match in orange as here, blue, yellow and green.

We had it with a delicious Apple cider.

The centerpiece is arranged with white gourds and pinecones on a beautiful fruit bowl Mr. Living gifted me for a birthday many years ago.

 It's German-Waterford cut crystal; I do remember it was expensive; so I just shot up and let him get it for me, lol..
"Quick and Easy Pineapple Pie"

1 can of crushed pineapple
1/2 of Duncan Hynes yellow cake mix
1/3 cup of cold butter


Pour the can of pineapple with the liquid in a blender and blend for a 'second,' just to crush the pineapple squares and pour it on a glass pie plate. Take out half of the Duncan Hynes cake mix and evenly spread on top of the pineapple and finally put pieces of the cold butter all over the top.
Bake at 350F. for 40 minutes, or until it's golden brown on top.
Serve cold with ice-cream, if you wish.
Very easy peasy, you'll always want to make it!

"Harvest Stew with Smoked Sausage Soup"

Canola or olive oil
1 (12 ounce) package of beef smoked sausage, sliced into circles
1 onion, diced
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
¼ paprika
½ teaspoon black pepper
Pinch salt
2 cloves garlic, pressed through garlic press
2 medium-large carrots, peeled and diced
2 medium-large parsnips, peeled and diced (I used pumpkin instead, as we don't like parsnips)
2 ribs celery, diced
6 baby yellow potatoes, cubed (skin on)
½ pound (8 ounces) diced butternut squash
6 cups chicken stock
1 cup chopped kale
1 tablepsoons chopped parsley


-Place a large soup pot over medium-high heat, and drizzle in about 2 tablespoons of oil; one hot, add in the sliced sausage in a single layer, and allow it caramelize and brown on that first side (a few minutes), then stir and allow it to further caramelize for about another 2 minutes.

-Add in the onion, and stir to combine; saute together with sausage for about 3-4 minutes, until lightly golden; add in the Italian seasoning, paprika, black pepper, and pinch of salt, plus the garlic, and stir to combine.
-Next, add in the carrots, parsnips, celery, potatoes, and butternut squash, and stir to combine with the sausage and onion mixture; next, add in the chicken stock, and bring to the boil.
-Reduce the heat to medium-low, and allow the stew to simmer, uncovered, for 40 minutes (it can bubble, but don’t have it simmering too, too vigorously).
-Turn off the heat, and check to see if any additional salt/pepper is needed; add in the kale and the chopped parsley, and stir to combine, allowing the kale to wilt into the soup for a few minutes before serving; serve with good quality bread.

Thank you so much for your sweet and kind comments, you always make my day!

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