March 16, 2018

March 13, 2018


Spätzle are a soft egg noodle found in German, Austrian, Hungarian, and other cuisines. When we make Spätzle it is usually as a side to German dishes like German meatloaf, Schnitzel, sausages with sauerkraut, Rouladen, etc. If you follow me over on Instagram and were checking out my stories recently, you saw that I was was having fun making these over the weekend. As I've mentioned here before, one of my favorite cookbooks is the classic The German Cookbook. The base Spätzle recipe comes from that book. I have a Spätzle maker that used to belong to my husband's grandparents, but they are not necessary for making Spätzle (although they are fun and help to make more all at once). You can serve them right out of the boiling water, or you can transfer them to a skillet and toss them with some melted butter and parsley, as I did here. They are terrific to serve with dishes that have a gravy and sauce as well. This recipe will feed about 4-6 people as a side dish.

March 9, 2018

March 8, 2018

Sheet pan kielbasa, cabbage, & potato dinner

This easy meal filled with smoky sausage, sweet carrots, cabbage, and potatoes and drizzled with a maple, mustard, and apple cider vinegar sauce is a simple and filling weeknight dish! I've been making this dinner since I first got inspiration over at the amazing Budget Bytes about a year ago. I've changed it over time and also scaled it up a bit to feed our hungry family of four and it remains one of my favorite simple and budget-friendly dinners. I'm trying to post more frugal recipes on my blog lately as being a frugal mama is where I am these days. Since we are getting close to St. Patrick's Day, cabbage, potatoes, and carrots tend to be on sale and even more budget-friendly than usual, so this is a great time of the year to try out this meal. It's also very adaptable - you can easily add more or less of the vegetables that you wish. You can use red or russet potatoes instead or yellow. I use turkey kielbasa (a great Aldi find!), but you can use your favorite kind. This meal will feed about four people depending on age and hunger level.

March 2, 2018