HAPPY NEW YEAR! If you make resolutions, I hope that you follow through with all of them. I never make resolutions. I just hope I’m better than I was the year before. Just as my ancestors before me I made kraut and smoked sausage for good luck.
Sour Kraut and Smoked SausageIn the Crock Pot
4 14.7oz Cans of Sour Kraut
2lb smoked sausage
3/4 Cup brown sugar
1/4 Cup apple juice
1 tsp onion powder
Dump In all four cans of kraut, slice sausage in thin coins and add to kraut. Then add brown sugar, apple juice, and onion powder. Cook on low for eight hours, stirring every 45 minutes or so.
salt,pepper and other preferred seasonings to taste.
In a dutch oven or large pan. Cook sausage and onion over medium heat until sausage is brown and onion is translucent. Add Cabbage, potatoes, carrots, and seasonings. Cover and cook for about 35 minutes or until vegetables and potatoes are tender.
It was only me and my two sons. Then my boyfriend and I decided it would be a good idea for all of us to live together. BIG MOVE!!! So like I said, I was used to only cooking meals for three. Then all of a sudden I had to get used to cooking for six.
My two are three and eight years old. They only want to eat little kid foods. His kids are 15 and 16 and don’t like a lot of things. I had to revise what recipes that I had to make everyone happy. It’s not easy when the grownups love onions and tomatoes etc.. and half the kids do not. I hear a lot of eww what’s this on the days that I make whatever I like. It’s cheaper to buy groceries and make meals at home than it is to order pizza (which would make all the kids happy).
It seems like everyone is never hungry at the same time. So, I eat at the table with my two kids and everyone else eats where and whenever they get hungry. Some of our favorite regular meals are tater tot casserole, tacos, spaghetti, Italian chicken wraps, buffalo chicken dip, cheeseburgers and fries, and many more which I will eventually be sharing here. Just in case you haven’t figured it out yet this is going to be about cooking dinner for six people. I know that I had a hard time getting used to it and some others might also. I will be posting recipes that I use and a nice story about a big blended family along with it.
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