Monday, October 8, 2012

Cajun Kielbasa

The kids have been in school for almost a few months now and for some reason I still can't get my act together as far as meal planning.  This year we have three nights a week of after school activities and so far I have only remembered to set up the slow cooker once.  For the most part every night has become a mad scramble to figure dinner out and get it on the table before 8 pm.  Sometimes I cant even remember to defrost something and you all know what that means...we are eating way too much pasta around here.  The other night all I had in the fridge was a kielbasa and I really didn't want pasta again so I did a quick google search (I love to google search recipes and click on the ingredients I have on hand to narrow down my search- it always makes searching so much easier.)  I got lucky and found this recipe for Cajun Kielbasa from Divas Can Cook.  It was quick, easy and sounded yummy.  The Divas served their kielbasa over couscous, I served mine over a blend of Basmati rice and quinoa.  This dish was a winner!  Sweet Girl commented that the onions were really good, oddly enough when Hubby sat down a little while later he also commented on their carmelization and how good they were - I am raising a little foodie and I LOVE IT!  What are your go to meals for your crazy busy nights?

recipe adapted from Divas Can Cook
What you need:
1 pack (14 oz) Kielbasa
1/2 cup diced green peppers
1/2 cup diced onions
1/2 cup diced celery
2 garlic cloves, minced
 a handful of fresh parsley

What you do:
Heat 1 table spoon of vegetable oil in a skillet. Add the kielbasa and cook until it begins to brown.  Add the green peppers, onions and celery and saute until softened. Stir in the garlic and cook until fragrant, one minute.  Remove from heat and top with parsley.
  Serve over rice, couscous, quinoa or pasta.

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  1. By the time I get home from the gym every night it is close to 9pm so there is no way I can start cooking then! I need to start planning ahead more also. This sounds like such a tasty meal!

  2. This is totally my type of weeknight meal - YUM!

  3. Stopping over from Tasty Tuesdays, this looks like a great Fall and Winter meal! Yum, I love Kielbasa too!

  4. Hi Danielle,
    We had a similar dish the other day for lunch, it is so good! Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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