My sister and mother are wonders in the kitchen. Of course I can select and follow great recipes, but creating my own like they do? Not on your life. So you can imagine my disappointment when I went to make lunch for the kids and myself today and confronted an otherwise bare fridge and pantry. (Sigh.) No nut butters. No lunch meat. No cheese. Just a bit of sporadic vegetables and a package of sausage my husband had intended for his lunch. Immediately I consider my options: 1. try to create something from “nothing” 2. pick something up for lunch (meaning one less dinner eat out this month — much too valuable). Because I’d always rather resign dinner-making, I went with option 1 using my husband’s sausage (sorry, Love). It was fast, simple, and not needing a precise measurement. Just perfect for my novice skills.
SMOKED SAUSAGE + RED POTATO + KALE (serves 4)
3-4 Tbsp. olive oil
2 – 3 red potatoes, washed and cut
1 medium onion, chopped
2 handfuls of kale (washed and torn to bite-size pieces)
1 lb. smoked sausage, sliced
flour or corn tortillas (optional)
Saute the sausage. I like it a little crispy on the edges. In a different pan, heat the olive oil and potatoes. When the potatoes begin to soften, add the onion. Let the onion brown a little. You may need to add more oil. Lastly, add the kale. Saute all together until the kale is bright green (you don’t want it to brown). Mix the veggies together with the sausage. Eat as is, or place on the tortillas or a bed of fresh greens. Enjoy!