Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Prep It, Freeze It & Enjoy Again!

This week brings many activities!  That translates into dinner being "whipped up" quickly.  For me it's the perfect opportunity to remember the Ziploc Freezer containers of Sausage Soup waiting in our freezer.  One container placed in the fridge to defrost overnight works very well!  A can of 14.5 oz. of lower salt/low fat chicken broth is also needed when reheating the cold soup in a pot on the stove.  The Rice absorbed the liquid broth as the soup cooled - before freezing.
*Update:  Image added 1/11/13
I found it fascinating that while my container of Sausage Soup was in our fridge defrosting, other blogging friends/cooks were clicking on my recipe for this scrumptious, filling soup that I posted last year. (Click for link.)   Therefore...I'm posting the recipe, again!  :)

Last night a hearty bowl of this yummy soup along with sliced Rye Bread was quick, easy & oh so tasty!  Yes, it was in my freezer, but two weeks ago I made a pot of it using this easy recipe:

Sausage Soup


1 lb. Italian Sweet Sausage - removed from casings
4 cans (14.5 oz. each) College Inn Light & Fat Free Chicken Broth
1 can (14 - 20 oz.) Diced or Whole Tomatoes, drained
1 box chopped frozen Spinach, thawed
1 Cup White Rice, uncooked
1 lb. Baby Carrots (rinsed)
1/4 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
1 pkg. (10 - 14 oz.) defrosted Green Beans - optional

  1. Remove Sausage from casings and brown in skillet.
  2. Break Sausage into pieces while it is browning.
  3. Place all remaining ingredients into large pot or Dutch Oven.
  4. Add browned Sausage.
  5. Bring all ingredients to a simmer.
  6. Simmer about 45-60 minutes until Rice has cooked.
*When reheating refrigerated or defrosted portions, a 14.5 oz. can of College Inn Light & Fat Free Chicken Broth is added to the defrosted contents while the soup reheats on my stove. The Rice has absorbed the liquid.

This is definitely a meal in a bowl!  (~No photo today.  A problem with the images.~)

Do you prepare this quick, easy & delicious soup?



*It's great to have a "techie" husband! We worked through the image uploading issue today 1/11/13!  Woohoo!   


Stacey said...

OK, I'll definitely make that. We love italian sausage. :)

JG said...

Stacey- You will enjoy it! And...I do have an Avocado ripening on my counter. :)

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

This sounds like a delicious soup, JG. Snow is in our forecast today and I would love a big pot of soup simmering on the stove.

Mary Bergfeld said...

What a perfect winter meal. My family would love this. I hope the New Year is treating you well. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

JG said...

Cathy- The aroma while simmering is great! :)

Mary- It is an "all in one" kind of meal.