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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Feelin' A Little Sauer

When my Dr. Hubby was growing up his momma fixed pinto beans {soup beans} every day...no exaggeration. So I thought I would try a good ol' southern recipe that would be complimented by pinto beans. I chose "Sauerkraut and Pork" from my Gooseberry cookbook.

I gathered my supplies...

20 oz. can sauerkraut
1/3 c. brown sugar, packed
1 1/2 lbs. pork sausage links, sliced
1 onion, sliced
Combine sauerkraut and brown sugar in your slow cooker and mix well. This was a little weird. Brown sugar and sauerkraut? I started to doubt...

Then you arrange the sausage and onion on top...I did not notice you were supposed to slice the pork sausages. Put the lid on and cook on HIGH setting for 2 hours, adding water if necessary. It was not necessary for me. Then reduce heat to LOW setting, replace the lid and cook for an additional 2 hours.

I served it with pinto beans and cornbread. Manga Dork pushed this all the way to NUMBER ONE! It beat out the pork chops! Dr. Hubby cleaned his plate. My FIL and SIL finished off my leftovers. This cookin' thing is a blast and it is doing wonders for my self esteem!

This weekend I picked up the "fabulicious" Teresa Giudice's book, Skinny Italian. Teresa is on Real Housewives of New Jersey and is by far my FAVORITE housewife of all the cities...I love love love her. I have already finished reading it cover to cover...first book I have read in 2010! My goal is to pull off a traditional 5 course Italian meal. You don't have to be a Real Housewife fan to enjoy this book, but you will get the little "jokes" if you are. The sauce recipe she named after Danielle cracked me up! There are even "Juicy Bits from Joe." You can check it out at your library, but I would suggest buying it...you are going to want your own copy!

Happy Wednesday!

14 comments:

M-Cat said...

I'm glad you are loving the cooking. One day I might grow and and develop that love. or not.

And while I can't get into the sauerkraut, I'm glad your family loved it!!

Kristina P. said...

My dad loves saurkraut. I can't do it!

gigi said...

Saurkraut!! Really!!
I love cookbooks and sort of collect them :} I will for sure get this one. My Sweetheart loves the NY housewives, I catch him watching it all the time. I've never seen any of them. He just can't believe people really act like that.

Congrats on the cooking.

Melanie's Randomness said...

I love that book too!! She is hilarious in it!! The juicy bits from Joe are my faves!! =)

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

I'm glad your loving cooking!

Skinny italian? Hmmmm... I'll have to look into it.

Garden of Egan said...

That looks delish!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love beans!

Messy Jess said...

You have so many talents - and that looks really really good! I'm still coveting your camera...

Julie Harward said...

I love this...looks so good! I will look for this cookbook too! :D

just call me jo said...

You are lucky your family all loved it. My husband dislikes sauerfraut, beas, and corn bread. Looked good to me, but would be a total non-winner in my house. Hubby doesn't even like to look at those foods in a picture. (He's goofy.) Cook on, tiny dancer.

Just Breathe said...

I must try this one, we love sauerkraut. Thank you.
I so much want to buy her book. I had seen it but it wasn't available at the time. I love her too! I only watch the NJ one.

tammy said...

Just by looking at the ingredients, this wouldn't be one I'd try, but now you have me wondering if I should try it.

I need that cookbook. She is so fun.

Maki said...

Seriously? I didn't know Teresa has a book of her own... I must admit, NJ is the best Real Housewives of all Housewives. My husband is Italian and from NJ, so we always laugh how risiculous those women are - I'm addicted though. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog - stay in touch! xoxox

Creative Mish said...

Oh yum! I bet my Handyman would love this!

Bitsy Baby Photography said...

hi there! Thanks for stopping by my Bitsy Baby Blog =) We always have these beans in the fridge, I grew up on them and now my kids will too =) their so full of protein....I'll pass on that sauerkraut though =) lol. Again, nice to "meet" you!