I came across a soup recipe from Our Best Bites last year for a tortellini sausage soup. I made it the first time and it was great. The second time I added this and that and changed the amounts. Every time I made the soup it would be different because I always changed it. I started becoming more consistent with what I was adding and finally wrote it down. I made this for the Christmas Eve soup night and it was by far the first to go! Note: This makes a lot of soup.

So here it is:

1 lb sausage (Jimmy Deans HOT)

6 cloves of garlic

1 onion diced

Add and cook for a half hour:
2 cups water

3 cups apple cider

2 cans of chicken broth

1 28oz of diced tomatoes

1 8 oz tomato sauce

1 cup carrots shredded

2 tsp chicken bouillon

1 tsp basil

1 tsp oregano

1/2 tsp garlic powder

Add and cook for 15 mins:

2 medium zucchini shredded

Add and cook until done:

Tortellini (15 oz or so, I use the fresh stuff from costco, they come divided in two packs and I use nearly one whole side)

2 Tbsp parsley