I was looking to use some nice Bratwurst in the freezer and I didn’t want to just bbq them, I wanted something homey.. I found this recipe on the blog Kayotic Kitchen, I thought that it would be really simple and yummy at the same time.. It was really hot out so I cooked it on the bbq with indirect heat.. I had to leave out the fennel, but it was still yummy.. Next time I will make sure I get some to make it again.. Here is the recipe… I hope that you will enjoy this on a “homey” kind of day..

Recipe:
4 sausages (beef or pork)
1 pound potatoes
1/2 pound carrots
1/2 bell pepper
1 large onion
1 fennel bulb
2 garlic cloves
2 tbsp oil
freshly cracked black pepper
1 1/2 tsp Italian herbs
1/2 cup chicken broth
4 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Method: PreHeat you oven or bbq to 450degrees.

1. Peel that potatoes and cut into pieces.. She says to quarter them, but I cut them a little smaller to have less cooking time..
2. Peel and cut the onion in quarters..
3. Cut the base and the stalks off the fennel bulb and cut into wedges..
4. Wash and chop the red pepper.. She says to slice them, but I chunky..
5. Peel and cut up your carrots, or use baby carrots.. If using baby carrots cut them in half.. Also to help with less cooking time..
6. Arrange all the veggies in a roasting pan.. I used a 9×13 pan..
7. In a bowl mix the chicken stock, chopped garlic, Italian seasoning and oil all together..
8. Pour over the veggies and toss.. Season with Salt and Pepper..
9. Cover pan with foil and bake for 30 to 45 min, depending on your veg size.. You want them to be tender, not cooked fully through..
10. In the meantime brown the sausages and slice in half..
11. After the veggies are tender add the sausages and the balsamic vinegar and toss.. Cook for another 15 to 20 min, or until the sausage is cooked through..

This was really good.. It is the ideal definition of comfort food.. Good on a rainy day, a lazy weekend afternoon or when you need that “homey” feel.. I hope that you will try this recipe 🙂

Sausage Casserole

I was looking to use some nice Bratwurst in the freezer and I didn’t want to just bbq them, I wanted something homey.. I found this recipe on the blog Kayotic Kitchen, I thought that it would be really simple and yummy at the same time.. It was really hot out so I cooked it on the bbq with indirect heat.. I had to leave out the fennel, but it was still yummy.. Next time I will make sure I get some to make it again.. Here is the recipe… I hope that you will enjoy this on a “homey” kind of day.. 
 

Recipe:
4 sausages (beef or pork)
1 pound potatoes
1/2 pound carrots
1/2 bell pepper
1 large onion
1 fennel bulb
2 garlic cloves
2 tbsp oil
freshly cracked black pepper
1 1/2 tsp Italian herbs
1/2 cup chicken broth 
4 tbsp balsamic vinegar 

Method: PreHeat you oven or bbq to 450degrees. 

1. Peel that potatoes and cut into pieces.. She says to quarter them, but I cut them a little smaller to have less cooking time.. 
2. Peel and cut the onion in quarters..
3. Cut the base and the stalks off the fennel bulb and cut into wedges..
4. Wash and chop the red pepper.. She says to slice them, but I chunky.. 
5. Peel and cut up your carrots, or use baby carrots.. If using baby carrots cut them in half.. Also to help with less cooking time.. 
6. Arrange all the veggies in a roasting pan.. I used a 9×13 pan.. 
7. In a bowl mix the chicken stock, chopped garlic, Italian seasoning and oil all together..
8. Pour over the veggies and toss.. Season with Salt and Pepper..
9. Cover pan with foil and bake for 30 to 45 min, depending on your veg size.. You want them to be tender, not cooked fully through.. 
10. In the meantime brown the sausages and slice in half..
11. After the veggies are tender add the sausages and the balsamic vinegar and toss.. Cook for another 15 to 20 min, or until the sausage is cooked through.. 

This was really good.. It is the ideal definition of comfort food.. Good on a rainy day, a lazy weekend afternoon or when you need that “homey” feel.. I hope that you will try this recipe 🙂

Baked Chicken Fajitas

Fajitas are awesome and I haven’t had them in a while, so tonight is the night.. I was looking on Pintrest and I came across this recipe for baked fajitas and I thought that this would be so easy.. You can do all your prep during the day when you have the downtime and pop it in the oven when you are about to have supper.. Warm up some tortillas and serve with your favorite toppings.. I owe this recipe to Six Sisters’ Stuff Blog, thanks for making supper super easy tonight..

Baked Chicken Fajitas Recipe:
(Recipe from Eatin’ on the Cheap)

(Serves 4-6)
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes
1 (4 oz) can diced green chilies
1 medium onion, sliced
1 large bell pepper, seeded and sliced
2 T vegetable oil
2 t. chili powder
2 t. cumin
1/2 t. garlic powder
1/2 t. dried oregano
1/4 t. salt
12 flour tortillas, warmed to serve

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Grease a 13×9 baking dish. Mix together chicken, tomatoes, chilies, peppers, and onions in the dish.

In a small bowl combine the oil and spices. Drizzle the spice mixture over the chicken and toss to coat.
Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender.

Serve with warmed tortillas and enjoy!

~This will definitely become a part of our regular menu rotation 🙂

Korean Beef or Turkey

Ground turkey is something that I try to use on a regular bases to replace ground beef.. Tonight I wanted to try something different, so in Pintrest I typed in ground turkey and came up with this recipe.. It is from the blog “Izzy”.. It was very fast to make.. The rice and the steamed veggies took longer then the actual main dish..

Recipe:

1 pound lean ground beef or ground turkey
1/4 – 1/2 cup brown sugar (I like it sweet so I usually do closer to 1/2 cup)
1/4 cup soy sauce (I use low-sodium)
1 Tablespoon sesame oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced (see note)
1/2 – 1 teaspoon crushed red peppers (to desired spiciness)
salt and pepper
1 bunch green onions, diced (don’t skip this!)

Heat a large skillet over medium heat and brown hamburger with garlic in the sesame oi.l. Drain most of the fat and add brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, salt and pepper and red peppers.. Simmer for a few minutes to blend the flavors.. Serve over steamed rice and top with green onions.

I didn’t quit have enough soy sauce, but I had about half and it tasted just fine.. It wasn’t low sodium, so maybe that is why.. This will definitely be a part of our rotation in the supper department.. I hope that you try it and Thanks to Izzy 🙂