Thursday, January 21, 2010

ZUPPA!!




Tuesday was tough, Mailey got the stomach flu, and it really hit at midnight, and between then and 7am she threw up 13x..whee. Then morning came, and with three hours of sleep I tried to brave the day..then 9pm hit and Em decided then would be as good a time as any to take her time on the puking merry-go-round..such good times...BUT! Tuesday was also a triumph because, 3 yrs ago, John and I went to the olive garden (yes its been 3 yrs since ive gone back, its expensive!) and I had this INCREDIBLE soup called zuppa tuscana, and I've dreamed about it ever since. Here in Chico, there is an olive garden right down the street and I've been dying to go, but babysitters are rare and we really couldn't swing it, so I found THIS recipe, and gave it a go, and my oh my, I cannot wait to make it again, it was incredible, everything I remembered and more!! I made it with THIS chicken alfredo recipe (it was yum but I had to add a lot of salt and cream cheese to really like it) and yes we totally carbed out, but it was so worth it...I cannot wait to make it again!!
p.s. kale is amazing...anyone know any really good kale recipes? I have a bunch left over and want to use it up!!!

4 comments:

Mackenzie Rice said...

sounds delish!!!:) love ur recipes

Des said...

i wish there was a way to transport me as babysitter to chico. LOL cant wait tell we have outreach overthere. Anyway that food looks really good.

Stephanie said...

Hey Soph!! Try looking on Rachel Ray Magazine (can't remember the exact site) but she uses Kale in a lot of different recipes. Am being tempted to use it myself - just trying to find the right dish!!! Looks yummsss!!

Patti said...

can't wait to try this!