EDIT: gonna link up with Sandra today for
(You should go over and check out her Slow Cooked Sirloin recipe!)
Busy week, busy days …
and this was supposed to be an easy, short week since we had Monday “off” for Labor Day. But in reality, we spent Monday at a rainy Silver Dollar City for several hours (thankfully, we were able to see 2 gospel singing shows, and MiMi was able to ride her favorite rides). We ate a late lunch with Daniel’s parents and were supposed to leave in plenty of time to get home “early”.
Of course, our best laid plans seldom turn out the way I anticipate!! We picked up a nail in our van’s tire somewhere, and thankfully noticed it before we left Daniel’s parents’ house before embarking on our 95 mile trip home. That meant running to the Wal-mart tire center on a short-staffed holiday … and when all was said and done, we got home by 9:30 p.m.
MiMi is going to school 3 mornings a week now – Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. That means up early (for us) and out the door!! I worked in the school cafeteria again this week, so we also ended up staying at school until 1 or 2 p.m. each day. That leads to feeling like this by the time we get home:
Today started with a midnight text from Daniel’s contact for overtime work … if he could get up early, they had work for him!! So, he slept til 3:30 a.m. and went in to work at 4 a.m. to get 4 hours of overtime in before his work day started! Thankfully, he is a morning person. And they asked him to do it again tomorrow (Friday).
Since he will be exhausted when he comes home, and tonight is Annie-Belle’s theater class, and Drew is sick with a cold, I figured something “quick and comforting” was due for dinner.
I seldom share my recipes because I’m not a great or original cook … but I saw this one on Pinterest and decided tonight was perfect to try this:
SAUSAGE/KIELBASA CROCK POT MEAL:
INGREDIENTS: put in crock pot in this order -
4-8 potatoes, depending on how many you are feeding, washed, peeled, cut into pieces
1/2 to 1 onion, diced
1-2 packages kielbasa or smoked sausage (I used turkey sausage), cut into pieces
2-4 cans of green beans (I drained mine)
salt & pepper to taste
red pepper flakes, optional
and I poured some chicken broth over the whole thing for some liquid (you could probably just use water)
Cook on low for 6 hours.
I love one pot meals!!