Sarah-strone! ***Almost Springtime minestrone recipe; wait or use anytime?***

There are so many times I approach the dinner time hour and think, one more time, what does everyone want to eat tonight? I try not to use the same recipes over and over again, but sometimes it is just easier not to have to think. Even though I have spring in my heart, it has still been 40's for the high this week!
So, I was thrilled when Sarah whipped this up, as it was easy, warm and so comforting--and with a green salad, a wonderful meal.
Enjoy and hope for spring--it is coming, I just know it! And for those of you who are already there, be glad!
2 Turkey sausages slice thin
I whole onion, chopped
a heaping tablespoon of garlic
1 large can (29 ounces?) tomatoes (I like the chopped)
1 full can of water--or a little more to taste
2-3 thinly sliced zucchini
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
1 can beans (navy beans preferred--but we didn't have them last night so we used pinto)
1-2 teaspoons salt to taste
1 heaping tablespoon Italian seasoning
Saute sausage, onions and garlic in olive oil in a large soup pan. Add the tomatoes, water, salt and zucchini. Simmer for 20-30 minutes until the zucchini is soft. Add the beans and seasoning and salt. Simmer another little while (I think it tastes better if you just leave it on to simmer while you are doing other things--the tastes blend together better.)
Sprinkle Parmesan cheese and a small dollop of sour cream on top and enjoy!
This was a great treat for us last week that Sarah made up on the spur of the moment! I had to repeat it this week to be sure I knew how! It is a real pleaser.
Home-Centered Learning Part 2 is now available for purchase, as the video has downloaded! We so enjoyed being with so many of you on Monday night. Enjoy! (Here for more information and for ordering.)
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