Apr 302011

I tend to be one of those people who cook by throwing in a little of this and a little of that.  I have made an effort lately to jot down what I am putting in and how much for the sake of my foodie friends that would like a go too for new things.  I also love recipes and make a lot of things that I must have the recipe for as I am getting older and well I just don’t remember from one meal to the next what goes in some of the dishes I make.   I also enjoy taking recipes and switching them up a bit to get new tastes.

One of toss together meals that my family enjoys is Smoke Sausage Skillet, with sides of cabbage and cornbread.  The dinner is so simple and filling.  I simply take my normal skillet of fried potatoes and add some onions, chopped bell peppers of various colors and season with salt & pepper.  When the potatoes are close to being done I add smoke sausage cut into cubes and finishing cooking.  Along side of this we enjoy cabbage that has been cooked down and then seasoned with a bit of butter and black pepper.  Of course any good country dinner is never complete without bread and our choice with this is cornbread baked in a good old cast iron skillet.  I like to put some oil and butter in the bottom of my skillet and place it in the oven to get hot while I mix up the cornbread.  Then when I pour in the mixture I roll the pan around a bit and let some of the butter and oil spread over the top of my cornbread giving all the edges a nice crust.  (The cornbread is simply corn meal mix, bit of flour, egg, oil, milk. )    I will work on getting the exact amounts and put it in the recipe listing.

I would love to know some of your favorite country style throw together meals and how often you change up a recipe to suit yourself or your family, please comment and share with us!

  5 Responses to “Country Style Dinner”

  1. Your cornbread looks soooo good, I like cornbread with almost any meal. As a kid we had cornbread in milk .My hubby and I still have this sometimes . Thanks for the photos..

    • I remember Dad eating cornbread in milk…never was a fan but i love the cornbread with butter!

  2. Karen, that little bowl you saw on my blog is actually part of my mortar and pestle set I got at Williams Sonoma a couple years ago. I just figured I might need one, and it took me this long to use it! Thanks for your nice comments, my friend!

  3. Mmmmm….I think corn bread makes every meal better!

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