It’s not often that I consider how much I desperately need my Kitchenaid Mixer, but today was one of those days. Most days, you can make due without – even though you would really really rather not… And thats all were going to talk about that.
Have I ever mentioned I love kale? Seriously, if you have never had it – its amazing. Try it.
Farfalla with Sausage, Cannellini Beans, and Kale
- 8 ounces uncooked farfalle (bow tie pasta)
- 1/4 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
- 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
- 8 ounces hot turkey Italian sausage
- 6 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
- 1 (16-ounce) package fresh kale
- 1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 ounce shaved fresh Parmesan cheese (about 1/4 cup)
Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain, reserving 1 cup cooking liquid; keep warm.
Drain tomatoes in a small sieve over a bowl, reserving 2 teaspoons oil; slice tomatoes. Heat a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add sliced tomatoes, reserved 2 teaspoons tomato oil, onion, and sausage to pan; cook 10 minutes or until sausage is browned, stirring to crumble. Add garlic to pan; cook 1 minute. Add seasoning, pepper, and broth to pan. Stir in kale; cover and simmer 5 minutes or until kale is tender. Stir in pasta, reserved 1 cup cooking liquid, and beans.
This meal was on the quick and easy list to be thrown into the rotation. It was hearty and delicious – I was just left unsure as to how to eat it. Spoon or fork? It wasn’t a soup, but had a little bit of broth at the bottom of the bowl that was worth enjoying – however I wouldn’t have wanted to battle farfalla with a spoon. I would also throw a red pepper in there at the same time as the kale to add a crunch and a bit more flavor.
Has anyone else heard of Target’s latest donation? I have read that they stand by it stating that they did it got business reasons. I understand that, but really have a hard time wrapping my mind around a company like target donating $150k to a politician who is very openly opinionated about certain subjects.
Tune in later this week for either a pie or tart of some sort! *fingers crossed*