The above quote describes the way I feel about Autumn precisely. If I could live in a perfect world it would be Autumn all year long. During the time that Fall is marking the transition between summer into winter, my mind immediately takes me to the comfort of warm stews, crockpot slow cooking, crisp weather and walks in the park with crunchy leaves under my feet. It takes me to the roads that travel the little country towns outside of my city and nestling in my own imagination what life was like in my grandparents generation during this time of year. It’s about sitting at my son’s outdoor soccer games wrapped up in my blanket with my hot chocolate in one hand and cheering him on with the other. Needless to say, Autumn is my favorite time of the year. I am not sure why this season is so relevant for me to reminisce about my growing up, etc., but it really is a feel-good season for me.
As I mentioned above, a big part of my joy during this time of year is my love for cooking. With that, in this post, I wanted to share with our readers one of my favorite Autumn/Fall recipes. I hope you try it and enjoy! Feel free to swing back to me and let me know how it worked for you.
Diane’s Smoked Sausage & Cabbage Stew
1 head of green cabbage
6 potatoes peeled and quartered
1 small onion
2 packages smoked sausage
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon of margarine or butter
1-1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
Dice or slice sausage in quarter inch pieces and place in a pot. Cover with water and add garlic, salt and pepper. Simmer on medium heat until cooked through. Remove sausage and set to side. Keep water in the pot and set to the side. Cut up cabbage and potatoes and add to water along with margarine or butter. Place sausage back on top and cover until cabbage and potatoes are fork tender. Serves 4.