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Winter Meals: Thai Peanut Chicken Ramen

The cold snap has hit us hard, we are trying desperately to stay warm and comfortable. Late nights at practice for the kids has left us shivering and starving and search for something warm and delicious when we come home. We all love a good ramen soup so when I stumbled upon this Thai inspired ramen recipe I knew it had to make its way in to our soup rotation.

Ramen soup is such a fun and simple way to do soup. It can be dressed up or dressed down according to the tastes in your household. We have some adventurous soup eaters in our house so I was not worried about introducing this one. If you have picky eaters and want to make this less adventurous try eliminating the red curry paste and the mushrooms.

I found this recipe at Half Baked Harvest and have fallen in love with it. It is the perfect Thai soup, not too spicy, not too adventurous, it was just right for our family. You can spice it up if you want more of a kick, but we found it to be spot on.

We even made it in the instant pot so that we didn’t have to wait too long for a spectacular meal after practice. It cooked wonderfully very quickly and we were fed and bathed and ready for bed right on time.

Be sure to check out Half Baked Harvest’s other amazing recipes when you head over for the full tutorial and recipe. You will not be disappointed.

Tortellini Soup with Italian Sausage & Spinach

Fall is the perfect time to get some soup on! We love soup for its simplicity, its taste, and its super filling qualities. Soup is so much fun because you can do so much with it. Pair it with salad, serve it with bread, serve it as a main dish, or serve it as a prelude to a bigger meal. Fall weather just makes em want to plan soups and stews all week long. I like them because they are so simple to make, I can “beef” them up and make them really hearty or lighten them for something not so filling. Mostly I love them because the cooler weather makes me yearn for something warm and comforting, but also because we are so darn busy in the fall that I can leave the soup cooking in the crockpot while we are out running around, or cook a lot ahead of time and reheat it when we are home. There are so many different soups you can try this fall, but I wanted to try something a little different. I love Italian food. We eat a lot of pasta, but sometimes you want something that isn’t just pasta. I love Italian soups that incorporate Italian pasta and that soup quality that I love. This soup from Yellow Bliss Road does exactly that. Thank you to Kristin  for this fabulous and simple recipe. Kristin is a mom that loves to bake, cook, and share all things kitchen with her readers at Yellow Bliss Road. Her recipes and crafts are so simple to follow and she always shares incredible photos. Her Tortellini Soup with Italian Sausage and Spinach is a simple recipe to follow and it helps sneak in a few good for you things that your kids won’t really notice once mixed all together. Win, win! For the complete recipe head on over to Yellow Bliss Road and get the full scoop! Don’t forget to check out more of Kristin’s crafts, recipes, and blogs when you are there. Tortellini soup

What You Will Need:

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 lb Italian Sausage
  • ½ cup diced onion (about ½ medium sized onion)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1-28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1-32. oz. box of vegetable broth (chicken works too)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package tortellini
  • 1 cup packed fresh spinach