Saturday, January 12, 2013

Olive Garden at Home

My husband loves Olive Garden, especially Zuppa Toscana. We are happy to go to Olive Garden just to get the soup. We hate waiting for a table and going to restaurants are not a good idea with a toddler. My toddler loves to scream in restaurants. He gets lots of stares and attention when he screams. He hasn't learned that not all attention is good attention.

This is how I made Zuppa Toscana or Tuscan Soup, a hearty soup with kale and sausage. Brown Italian Sausage with garlic and chopped onion. Pour 2 cans of chicken broth in with a quart of water. Then add some chopped potato (keep the skins on it) and let it simmer. After about 20 minutes add 1 cup of evaporated milk and 1 cup of kale. It came out great.

For the main meal I made chicken alfredo. I admit I cheated and used the Velveeta box dinner with frozen cooked chicken. I did add some extra garlic. Hey! My kids loved it. The Velveeta box dinners are better than Hamburger Helper by the way.

Quick successful meal- Check!

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