This is one of my cheater meals. Heating up kielbasa or some other precooked sausage, whether grilled or pan-fried, hardly seems to count as cooking to me. And I know they’re not healthy, but they do taste good! Some nights, a treat is in order and an easy dinner is on the menu. Tonight with a child’s doctor appointment squeezed in after school and before swim practice, the focus was on easy. Kielbasa and fried apples is it. Add some carbs in the form of rice or noodles if you’d like, or some green beans or sliced tomatoes to round out the meal. Something simple.
For the kielbasa, there’s no recipe. Cut it into serving pieces and grill it if you’d like. The kind I buy is already fully cooked so you’re really just heating it. Tonight I sliced it up and cooked it in a frying pan, just until the outside edges had started to curl up a bit. Since I’m kind to the dog as well, I threw some hot water in the pan and “deglazed it” for her after I put the sausage on a plate. She thought I was the queen of the world when I dumped that on her dog food!
For the apples… I’m spoiled right now so my recipe starts with “Go out in the back yard and pick as many apples as you want that appear to be ready to fall off the tree.” I’ll try to guestimate quantities but I really don’t measure this at all so take the numbers with a grain of salt, as it were. I just slice as many apples as I want, put a chunk of butter in the pan and let it melt, add the apples, then sprinkle with cinnamon and brown sugar. Cook until softened.
I generally serve fried apples with anything pork. I have read about fried onions and apples but my kids would gag on the onions I’m afraid. It sounds great to me though.
- 1/4 cup of butter
- 3 cups sliced apples
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- Heat the butter over medium heat until melted. Add the apples and stir until coated. Cook until softened,
- Sprinkle with cinnamon and brown sugar, stirring again. Let this meld, then serve with all the yummy sauce on top.