Sausage & Potatoes

Sausage & Potatoes

1 can (28 ounces) whole tomatoes in juice
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1-1/4 pounds sweet or hot Italian turkey sausage
2 medium-size all-purpose potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 large zucchini, halved lengthwise and cut into 1-inch half moons
1 medium-size onion, cut into wedges
2 tablespoons plain bread crumbs
3/4 cup shredded pepper-Jack cheese
1. Add tomatoes and their juice to a 5- or 6-quart slow cooker. Break apart tomatoes with a spoon. Stir in Italian seasoning, garlic salt and pepper flakes.
2. Tuck sausages down into sauce. Add potatoes, zucchini and onion. Cover. Cook on high heat for 4 hours or on low heat for 8 hours.
3. Uncover pot and remove sausages. Slice into 1-inch-thick coins, and return to mixture, stirring gently, along with the bread crumbs. Serve in bowls; sprinkle each with shredded cheese.

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Potato Cheese Soup With Ham

Another variation of a recipe I found but since I changed a lot of it, I couldn’t help it, it used “processed cheese product”, I’m not even going to include the original recipe.

Potato Cheese Soup with Ham

8 red potatoes, cubed
water to cover
2 carrots, peeled and diced
3 stalks celery, diced
1 onion, diced
2 Tablespoons butter or vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups milk
salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/2 pound extra sharp cheddar cheese, cubed
1 pound thick cut ham, diced small

Boil potatoes in water for 15 minutes in a large pot. Drain and set potatoes aside. Saute carrots, celery and onion in butter or oil until onions start to look translucent. Add potatoes to veggie mix with milk and chicken broth. Simmer until potatoes start to fall apart. Add cheese and ham, stirring frequently. Take off heat when cheese is about half melted and serve.

What’s for Thanksgiving…part 2

I think we decided last night to have smoked turkey. Mom got a smoker last year and although it was a hassle to do it (up at 5 am to get it started) this year should be easier since she has bought an electric coil for it so she doesn’t have to regulate the temp so much. Plus, I think she is going to smoke it the day before, that way she can smoke some extra turkey breasts on Thanksgiving (they don’t take long) for leftovers. And Hubby said he wants mashed potatoes and gravy. As for the rest of dinner, who knows? Smoked turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy and cranberry relish don’t a Thanksgiving dinner make. I’ll have to take a look for something else, maybe something different for a side dish. Any ideas? Any recipes you love and can’t do without? Anything new you’ve tried and would go good with turkey? Anyone?

Potato salad

Potato Salad Recipe
This recipe was given to me by my mom’s friend, it’s super simple and it’s soooo good that everyone asks for the recipe.

1 pound red or yellow skin potatoes
1/4 cup red wine or apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 green onions sliced into rings (you can use red onion minced)
1-1 1/2 cup mayo

Put potatoes whole into a pot and cover with cold water and set to boil. You must start with cold water, otherwise they don’t turn out right. Let them boil until they are fork tender or the skins start to split. Drain and let the excess water dry off. Slice while still warm (you may want to use tongs to hold them with while you slice them) and put in a bowl and sprinkle with salt, pepper, green onions and vinegar. Let cool some and then put into the fridge until cold. Add mayo and mix, adding more mayo if it’s looking dry. You can cover and keep in the fridge for a while or serve then. Also, you can add anything to it you want, Bishop and Mom love it when I add crumbled bacon in it, I have tried adding less mayo and adding blue cheese and diced apples in it. It’s up to you, it’s a great base to add stuff in it or it’s excellent just like the recipe is written. One of our faves.