A hearty winter soup, with lots of healthy leafy greens - and in keeping with our green theme here in Philadelphia!
Start by chopping and sauteeing two large onions, then cooking in a bit of bacon grease or olive oil until translucent:
Dump them into the crockpot.
Peel and chop a one pound carrot:
Oh - you don't have a giant carrot? Then just use a few smaller ones. Add them to the crockpot too.
Brown about two pounds of italian sausage, casings removed. (Hot or sweet? depends - do you like bites of spicy heat in your soup?)
Wash and rip up a whole bunch of kale. (I would say 8-10 cups of raw leaves) I seasoned with just a touch of salt while cooking. Sautee briefly in a pan, in oil or bacon grease, before adding to crockpot.