The post about cooking Kale reminded me of one of my favorite dishes.......... 1 lb. "good" spicy sausage (I prefer Italian) 2 large potatoes (skin left on and cut into 1/2" cubes) 1 large onion (chopped) 4-5 strips of bacon (chopped) 2 cloves garlic (minced) 2 cups kale (chopped) 3 cups chicken broth 1 qt. water 1 cup HEAVY whipping cream XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 1)Boil the sausage in the water. 2)While that is boiling, in a seperate pan saute the onions untill they are almost clear, then add the garlic and saute for another minute (do not brown) then set aside. 3)Brown the bacon & set aside. 4)Once the sausage is done, remove it from the water & set aside. Then add the chicken broth, potatoes, onions, garlic, bacon to the same water and simmer for about 15 minutes (or untill the potatoes are "slightly" under cooked) 5)While that is simmering, chop the sausage into 1/2" cubes and chop the Kale into small strips. 6)Once the potatoes are almost ready add both the kale and sausage,and simmer an additional 5 minutes. (add more water if needed) 7)Then add the cream and simmer 1 more minute. This soup has allot of flavor but is made EXTRA special with good timing. You DO NOT want to overcook the potatoes or kale. The potatoes should be firm and the kale should still be a bit crisp. ENJOY!