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Sausage soup to warm you up

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It’s winter, but it has been a challenge to figure the weather out. It doesn’t get as warm as summer, that’s for sure, but there have been many times when we switch back and forth from warm days to freezing ones. It kind of makes it hard to plan meals.

Soup is a pretty good thing to fix any time of year, but in the fall and winter it seems especially welcome. Not long ago, I threw together a pretty good soup using sausage, and I will try and make a recipe of sorts. I say of sorts because I did not measure anything (a habit I picked up from my Italian Nana). But luckily, soups are very flexible and forgiving, so even if your version doesn’t come out the same as mine did, I’m sure it will still be very good, if not better.

This soup gave me an idea to search around for some other sausage soups you might like to try. The cold weather, when we have it, certainly lends itself well to a hot bowl of homemade soup! Stay warm and if you have to drive on our winter roads, please stay safe.

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