#100HappyDays: Hearty soup for a hot "summer" day

A riff on Olive Garden's zuppa toscana... Italian sausage, potatoes and kale in a milky broth. Yum!
What sounds good for dinner when it's nearly 100 degrees out? To Mr. T, hot soup apparently.

Or at least that's how he answered my dinner query last week when Sacramento topped out at inhospitably warm temps for the season.

And yours truly was excited to throw together a quick and tasty dinner. I followed this recipe, skipping the nutmeg (blech). I added the potatoes midway through and the kale at the very end so it stayed green and had texture rather than mushing out. Delish!


1. 24 Hours of Happy
2. If loving a wheelbarrow is wrong...
3. A trip to the nursery
4. Transplants
5. Sweet peas
6. Cool as a...
7. A Butterfinger Blizzard
8. Happiness by the yard
9. Keeping the vampires at bay
10. Giving P.F. Chang's a run for its money
11. A little Spring snow in the Sierras
12. Communing with fellow comm nerds
13. Ladies' night
14. Ten Thousand Waves in Santa Fe, New Mexico
15. The shredded cedar fitness plan
16. Baby's first Easter
17. Bathmat runways
18. Oasis in progress
19. My kind of Easter egg hunt
20. Mass cookie production
21. West Coast Formation Clinic 2014
22. West Coast Ravens, smoke on!
23. West Coast Formation Clinic All Up
24. Colorful, if not magical, beans
25. Stinking roses
26. Noodle salad
27. Tomato mania
28. Real smiles
29. Conquering cross-wind landings
30. Gypsy chickens and birthday celebrations
31. Conjuring a rainstorm
32. Bountiful boxes
33. The reluctant birthday boy
34. Copper poppies
35. Caprese chicken magic
36. Moms love waffles

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