So Septina and I were talking earlier and I realized that a HUGE portion of our community are grown adults out living on their own. As a stay at home dad, I'm always looking for something that isn't Macaroni and Cheese to make and figured we could share stuff here! I'll get us started with my son's (and Kuso's) favorite - Polish Sausage Soup!
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 lbs lean fresh kielbasa or 1 1/2 lbs smoked kielbasa, sliced (regular spicy ground sausage also works but makes the soup take on more of a chilli texture.)
1 cup chopped onion
2 cups chopped celery
4 cups shredded cabbage
2 cups sliced carrots
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
2 tablespoons white vinegar
3 cups beef broth
2 cups water
3 cups peeled and cubed potatoes
salt and pepper and chilli powder
Melt butter in skillet, add sausage, onions, celery. brown sausages lightly. Pour into a soup pot and add everything else except potatoes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 1 hour. (or cook in crock pot) Add potatoes and cook until potatoes are tender. Season with salt and pepper. Chilli powder to taste.