Saturday, June 2, 2007

Cabbage, it's What's for Dinner!

This is a OneDishDinner! I don't particularly care for cabbage. But this is different.
It serves a whole family.
You need:

1 package of Italian Sausage in the casings, whatever flavor you like
1 green cabbage cut up into wieldy chunx (the purple would make uglyyyyyyyyyyyyy)
2 c +/- chicken boullion (or water with boullion cubes, like I do.)
1 Green Pepper, diced
3 celery stalks, sliced into chunks
1 onion, diced
3 carrots, chunked
3 red potatoes in bite size chunks, optional
1 Can of Cream of (Mushroom, Chicken, or Mushroom and Chicken)

throw the cabbage, carrots, celery and optional potatoes in a big pot, add the chicken flavored boullion, along with the whole sausage, put the lid on and let it simmer til the cabbage wilts and the carrots are al dente.

Pull out the sausage and slice into silver dollars, set aside for a moment.

In a separate frying pan, put a little bit of oil or butter, the onion and green pepper, sautee til onion is transparent, and throw in the sausage rounds. fry a little more, then check your cabbage. Pour out some of the water if it looks like more than a cup or so left. It's partly a steam thing, so you don't want to cover the cabbage with water, just enough to dilute the cream of soup. Gently fold the soup into the cabbage, and add the sausage/onion/green pepper mixture, continuing to fold it in, as to not disintegrate your cabbage. Add salt and pepper to taste, and get out the big soup bowls!