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Friday, March 1, 2013

Food for Friday - Week 9

Friday's are for Fun!!  
Today I get to hang with some of  my favorite people.  No work for this girl today!!  The "Downtown Abbey" girls will meet for lunch at a friends home and start Season 2,  after that maybe some shopping in the afternoon and then I am cooking dinner for special friends.  This will be the first time since Jeffrey has been gone that I am hosting at my home by myself.  It's time.  I love to cook and share so it will be a great evening.  Besides we are having "Angel Chicken" the heavenly realms will be represented too!!  I hope your Friday is shaping up to be as good as mine is going to be!!

Food for Friday - Week 9
This week I made soup because I had a bad cold and wanted something warm and comforting.  Tulsa was also predicted for snow but it went north of still has been a "cold" week so soup was very welcome.

I got this recipe many years ago from one of Jeff's partner's wives, Diane Erbacher.  It is very quick and easy and delicious.  I make it at least one time every winter.  So let's get started!!

Zucchini-Sausage Soup

12 ounces of Italian Sausage ( I use Turkey Sausage)
2-3  medium Zucchini (Cut into Chunks)
2 - cans diced tomatoes with Rosemary and Oregano
1 package Onion Soup Mix
1/2 tsp Italian Seasonings



I weighed the sausages to get the correct amount.  It was about 3 links.  I froze the rest for future use.  My son-in-law loves Brats and Sausages on the grill so.....Jon will be here the first weekend in April moving their storage from Chicago to Tulsa in anticipation of their complete move in June and we will have a picnic on the patio!!

Crumble the sausage (Remove from the casing).  Brown in a Dutch oven.  Remove and drain on paper towels if needed.

  Cut the zucchini into chunks

                              Combine the zucchini, sausage, and tomatoes in the dutch oven.

 Add 1 envelope of onion soup mix to the Dutch oven mixture.

Put the Italian Seasoning into the Pot at this time.

Complete the mixture by adding 3-4 cups of water to the pot and stirring to combine.
                                The soup should look like this when all the ingredients are added.

 Bring the soup to a bubble then reduce the heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 15-20 minutes to cook the zucchini.
                                 A delicious ladle of soup ready to scoop up!

I like to top each bowl with shredded Parmesan.

 As always I had "Bucket Bread" in the refrigerator so I made a few loaves to go with the soup and to give away.  You know who you are that got bread this week!!

Since I had lots of leftovers I put some in the freezer for the next time I needed some "Comfort"!!

I hope you try this soup and enjoy it as much as I did.  It's Friday and my cold is much better so the soup "worked"....that and three days, kleenex and Nyquil!!!

 Baby Girl Quilt that I FINISHED just in time for the shower this Sunday.  I love her name.  It's made of flannel.  Soft and cozy!!
I am linking up with  Whoop, Whoop FridayCrazy Mom Quilts  and  Richard and Tanya Quilts.    
Hop over to these blogs and see what is going on!!

I miss this little "Princess" so much but she is moving back to Tulsa in June when Daddy finishes his Fellowship.  Auntie KK is coming back too.  She will be a PGY II in Internal Medicine at OSU Medical Center.  I am so happy to have family in Tulsa again!!  I told them if they didn't come back the Mtn Mama was moving home to the mountains.......I guess it worked!!!  Hooray!!

Happy Trails,
Mtn Mama


  1. Awww What a sweet little quilt! Very Nicely Done!

  2. Love the Happy Friday photo. Soups looks yummy.
    Have a great weekend,

  3. What a sweet baby quilt :D Love the little flowers and the colors.

  4. Hope the get together went well, all these new things in your new "normal", can't be easy.

    Soup looks great, and the quilt is so adorable, sometimes it is like looking in the window of another person's life, an invited peeper you could say, but interesting as well as a learning experience.

    Thank you for letting me watch you go thru this stage of ypur life. :-)

  5. Tried this today as I also have my second cold in 2 months! As usual, I can't leave a recipe alone & added a can of cannellini beans topped with some garlic croutons -yum! Gaby loved it too!

  6. Thank you for linking up in March to Richard and Tanya Quilts on our Link a Finish Friday. We will have a new linkup available every Friday. So stop by and share what you have been working on and check out what others are doing.


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