For my kitchen Valentine table, I made this topper which has vintage Valentine's printed on the fabric.
Here's a close-up of one of the designs. Isn't this sweet?
The heart bowls were purchased at JoAnn's last year. Red flatware is from Homegoods. I used my English Countryside plates.
I used my hurricane from Target that is filled with conversation hearts and topped with a heart-shaped candle.
1 T. olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 cup diced carrots
1 lb. Italian sausage (I used Italian chicken sausage)
4 cloves garlic, minced
a sprinkle of crushed red pepper
1/2 t. basil
1/2 t. oregano
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can Great Northern beans, drained
1 qt. chicken broth
2 cups fresh spinach, roughly chopped
Parmesan cheese, for serving
Cook onion and carrots in hot oil for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the sausage and garlic and breaking up the sausage, cook until it is no longer pink. Add the crushed red pepper, basil, oregano, diced tomatoes, beans and broth. Bring to a boil and then turn down to a simmer, cover and cook for 15 minutes. Uncover, add the spinach and cook for an additional minute.
Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
NOTE: Tiny, cooked pasta would be wonderful in this, too! Just make sure that you cook the pasta separately from the soup in order that it doesn't get soggy.
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