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We are a people who tell stories in one form or another.
After all isn't blogging just another way to gather around and tell those stories?

Motherhood is Painless is about finding the humor in the every day. In finding the happiness in those stories that we tell. What would happen if we *all* learned to laugh at ourselves? Maybe then the dark corners would recede a bit and we would all rejoice at the love we find there.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Dinner tonight

The weather the last few days has been rainy and cool. It cleared up yesterday and stayed suprisingly chilly for the last day of April.

So dinner is soup - a version of beans and greens that I found on recipezaar.com a while back. It's quick and easy, and as I discovered tonight, adapts pretty well to variation. (The link is to the recipe as it was written, this version is what I made tonight:

Beans and Greens Soup with Sausage

1 large onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic minced
1 package smoked turkey sausage, cut into chunks (I used Aidell's Portobello mushroom)
3/4 carton low sodium, lite chicken broth
1 can pinto beans
1 can white beans
1 package baby spinach

  • Sautee the garlic and onion in a big ole pot until translucent (not burned like I did tonight)
  • Add the sausage and cook until the edges start to curl.
  • Add both cans of beans and mush it up with your potato masher (there is one kind of beans that I sometimes get where the beans are very soft and squishy, so I would skip the mashing part)
  • Let it come to a boil, then add the whole package of spinach. Stir the leaves in so they wilt.
Eat. Dipping bread in the soup is also nice.
(WW Points, about 3 per cup.)


Kristin.... said...

Ooh I've had that before and it's GOOD! YUM. And since it's cold today that sounds so yummy. Alas, my children will not eat it. :(

bonnie said...

How was the birthday?!