Thursday, May 26, 2011

Sausage with sauteed cabbage

Today was one of those days.  I hate to face days over which I have little to no control, and I hate days for which I am unprepared.  Today fit both bills.  However, it is over and done with, and tomorrow is another day.  Tomorrow starts exams, to be precise, and it starts the period of room cleaning and book boxing upping.  My year has drawn to a close.

It was before my students had even left that I started missing them.  Just a few weeks ago I couldn't wait for summer, and yet I wish I could keep them longer.  They have grown so much in some cases, and in some cases I still don't know how to make them tick.  If only I had more time with each!  But that is not the way it works, alas.

Days that drain my emotional energy leave me exhausted in a general sense as well. I have said that some days I am "too tired" to cook.  I need to find a new excuse.  Perhaps I should just say "I feel like Thai/Mexican/Japanese food that is more complicated than the food I care to cook," as that really more closely approximates my feelings regarding food at those times.  When my taste buds aren't being so persnickety, dinner can be as simple as this one, which merely required that I have the forethought to thaw sausage and buy cabbage.  1 head of cabbage + less than a pound of meat= dinner.  Really.

1 lb, mas o meno, of sausage, taken out of the casing
1 head cabbage, sliced thinly.

How to:
1) Crumble and cook sausage in skillet until almost cooked through.
2) Add cabbage and cook until soft.  I let it rest against the pan and stir periodically so as to brown bits of cabbage.


  1. ahhh, meat n' cabbage. I used to cook this so often for mom and I... not nearly as often now that I am living alone (and often with beans instead of meat since meat is expensive!) But! I bought some cabbage and some ground turkey today so I suspect sauteed cabbage n' meat will see an appearance soon as lunch.

  2. beans v meat. a great battle. I too love the legumes, but some days the toothiness of meat is just what I require. Plus, I usually eat 2 meals a day, so I can afford meat... usually.