What’s Cookin’ in the Parsonage?

Okay, I didn’t cook yesterday, due to a very busy weekend, but I made something recently on a weekday and I can’t wait to tell you about it!  Often I have time for things to cook low and slow – like on Sunday, but a weeknight often calls for something that can be ready in 30 minutes or less.

I love a recipe I found on Pinterest for Lazy Sunday Casserole, but on a week night when I don’t have time to be lazy, I can’t always wait the 1 1/2 hours it requires until supper is ready!  So I took the traditional recipe and tweaked it so it would be ready in under 30 minutes!  Here’s the way I turned a lazy Sunday dish into a Fast food week night dish!

Lazy Sunday Casserole Crazy Good Skillet Dish
4 sausages (beef or pork) I used smoked Turkey sausage and it was great!
2 Tbl. Olive oil

Place oil in a skillet (I used my electric skillet). Place sausages in hot oil and brown nicely.  Remove and keep warm.

1 pound potatoes, Peeled and cubed
1/2 pound carrots, Sliced thin
1/2 bell pepper, diced
1 large red onion, sliced
1 fennel bulb
2 garlic cloves, minced

Seasonings: In small bowl, mix and then set aside:
2 tbsp oil
freshly cracked black pepper
1 1/2 tsp Italian herbs
1/2 cup chicken broth
4 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Add 1 or 2 more Tbs. oil.  Saute’ onions.  Add carrots and potatoes.  Cook and stir often until potatoes are crisp on the outside, but cooked through.  Add bell pepper, fennel, and garlic.  (I didn’t have a fennel bulb, and it was great without it). Add sausage back in. Add seasoning mix over all. Stir and cook until heated through.  Add more broth, if necessary.

Serve this with some good French bread and a green salad and you have a fantastic meal that even the 30-minute queen, Rachel Ray would be proud of!

Do you have a favorite 30 minute meal you prepare on a weeknight?

From my parsonage kitchen,

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