Here's another Vintage Inspired Recipe that is a throw back to simpler times. Having World Wars caused our personal worlds to open up. Radios across the world spread the news of what was happening during this landmark time. We learned about people and culture; and shared our own victories and losses. Food became something to bond people and neighborhoods together. We celebrated and mourned, and created memories.
Sausage and Potato Casserole
12 med. potatoes, diced (any potato variety will do. I used Russet, so if you are using red or yellow use 15 potatoes)
1 long link of turkey kielbasa sausage, cut into chunks (or polish sausage, or even hot dogs in a pinch)
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves minced garlic
1-2 green or red peppers, chopped
1/2 c. water
1 Tbsp oil
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/4 c. honey mustard
3/4 c. apple cider vinegar
1 tsp. dried thyme
1 tsp. tarragon
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
Frank's Red Hot or Tabasco, optional
Cook onion and garlic in oil about 2 minutes. Add sausage, potatoes, peppers, soup and water, and cook for 15 minutes. Prepare sauce by whisking all ingredients together in small bowl. Once the potato mixture has cooked for about 15 -20 minutes (until potatoes are fork tender) add sauce, stir to combine. Cook together for 10-12 minutes and serve.
**This is a wonderful way to use many garden vegetables. The sauce adds a tangy sweet flavor to the dish. Consider tweaking this recipe to what you have on hand--zucchini, crookneck, hot peppers and tomatoes would be great additions to this easy meal.
This meal easily feeds 8 and costs about $6 to make--.75 cents per serving