Sunday, March 9, 2008

Domestic Goddess Tip #4

Somehow, even though I am almost thirty years old, I have contracted strep throat. So, the long and short of it is, I am not feeling well!

We did manage to go to the grocery today, and I am trying a new crock pot recipe tomorrow, which I am very excited about. I will share it if it is good.

For now, I wanted to share a very simple family recipe that I tweaked a smidgen.

Polska Kielbasa with Veggies
1 package polska or smoked sausage
2 large baking potatoes
1 can green beans
2 teaspoon chicken broth granules/or chicken broth cubes/or canned chicken broth

Fill a large stew pot with enough water to boil the potatoes (about five cups or so) and while that heats up, peel and chop the potatoes into cubes. Add in the chicken broth granules so that they dissolve in the warm water, then add in potato cubes. (I keep a jar of chicken broth granules and beef broth granules in my pantry, because they are an easy way to add flavor to a bland dish) Boil potatoes until they are cooked, and you can mash them on the side of the pot, about 30-40 minutes.

While potatoes are cooking, slice polska into 1/4" slices. When potatoes are done, add polska slices, and canned green beans in to the pot. Cook about five minutes, or until they start to plump.

Use a slotted spoon to serve dish in bowls, salt and pepper to taste.

Moose and Cory love this dish, Moose loves the "big hot dogs". This also heats up remarkably well, there is typically enough left over for both Cory and I to have a "lunch serving" for the next day.

Big special thanks to Jenn, for buying me a super cool magnetic weekly menu list for my fridge. Thanks for thinking of me!!

Another special thanks to my Mom, who not only watched Moose while I trekked though the six inches of snow (a big deal for our area:) to get meds for my strep throat, but also sent home a meatloaf and hash brown casserole so I wouldn't have to make dinner!! Thanks mom!