Friday, August 24, 2012

I'm sure gonna try........

Ok I must admit I've been a bit busy these past few months, working full time and a baby who doesn't sleep all night is the main reason. But I'm gonna try once again to get a post once a week for those of you still intrested in my blog. =) I hope you all have had a great Summer and I can not wait for fall it's my favorite season and I love to bake with pumpkin; Which then leads to Christmas, my favorite holiday!! Have a safe and Fun weekend and I will be back sooner than last time. =)

Maybe this sweet picture will help you forgive me, for taking so long to post.

Potato Keilbasa Skillet

Potato Keilbasa Skillet

1 pound red potatoes, cubed (About 3 medium sized potatoes)
3 Tbs. water
3/4 lb. smoked kielbasa or Polish sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 Tbs. olive oil
2 Tbs. brown sugar
2 Tbs. cider vinegar
1 Tbs. Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1/4 tsp. pepper
4 cups fresh baby spinach ( I like to chop my spinach, but you can use them whole if you prefer)
5 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Place cubed potatoes and water in a microwave-safe dish. Cover bowl with plastic wrap (no need to poke any holes) and microwave on high for 4 minutes or until fork tender; drain. (Mine took closer to 6 minutes before they were fork-tender)
In a large skillet on medium-high heat, saute kielbasa and onion in oil until onion is tender; about 3-5 minutes. (I skipped the oil and just used the bacon grease to fry it in.) Add potatoes; saute 3-5 minutes longer or until kielbasa and potatoes are lightly browned.
Meanwhile, combine the brown sugar, vinegar, mustard, thyme, and pepper; stir into skillet. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered for 2-3 minutes or until heated through. Add spinach and bacon; cook and stir until spinach is wilted. Yields 4 servings

*Note I boiled my potatoes till they were soft. I try not to use the microwave any more than I have to..