Argyle & Minestrone

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Its fall...finally. I am not a summer kind of gal. In fact, I count down the days until summer is over and cooler weather arrives. Its odd, I know. I actually think this time of year might be my favorite. Its is just on the cusp of fall...the anticipation is still in the air. The leaves are just beginning to turn but haven't yet. The evenings are cool and crisp and the days are warm and breezy.

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I hadn't posted any family photos recently...umm...most of them turn out like this.

Our summer smoothies and salads are taking a backseat now to some fall standards. One of our favorites is a simple Italian Minestrone we make over and over again during the autumn and winter months. I tweak it occasionally (depending on what's in the fridge that day). Make a big pot of it. The leftovers taste even better on day two and three.

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(forgive the absence of beautiful food photography. Dinnertime + 4 hungry boys= "in the moment" food photography ;)

Italian Minestrone

1 pkg. Lean Italian Turkey Sausage
Diced Carrots & Potatoes (the amount varies between 1/2 cup and 1 cup of each depending on the laziness factor that day)
1 lg. can of Petite Diced Tomatoes
4 cups Chicken Stock
Thinly shredded Cabbage (again...anywhere between 1-2 cups)
Salt & Pepper
1 can Great Northern Beans

Brown sausage in large stock pot. Drain fat and place in a bowl. Set aside. Saute potatoes and carrots for 10 minutes in the same stockpot. Add canned tomatoes and chicken stock. Simmer 15 minutes. Add cabbage and beans. Cook until potatoes are soft and cabbage is wilted. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with shredded Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!


  1. Yum! Thanks for the recipe. I'm ready for Fall food too. :)

    Love that first picture. You and the little Mister both have such cute outfits!

  2. You're not the only one who is begging for cooler weather! I hate the humid summers we have around here. I know it's a terrible thing to say, but I really do prefer colder weather.

  3. I like the combination of the sweater, blouse and the great yellow trousers!

  4. Gorgeous picture! I love your pants!

  5. Love your style! Your kids are so sweet!

  6. your outfit is super cute...loving those yellow cords. x.

  7. love the title almost as much as the family photo :) i took 107 shots for the family christmas card last year. not one even made "pass". three kids are impossible to line up!

    love the idea of sausage in minestrone... think that might convert a kiddo or two...

    oh and summer? i'll pass, right on to fall, thank you, please!