Struggling to come up with original ideas for supper isn’t new. Cooks for years have been dealing with this dilemma. But there are those who look at this as a challenge. And if you have a little imagination, the possibilities are endless.
I sometimes find myself looking for something new to fix for dinner. It’s those times I go to the Web or one of my dozens of cookbooks in search of inspiration. Often what I come up with is a combination of two or more recipes, and with my cooking experience over the years, the result generally is more than acceptable.
Here is a recipe that I fixed the other night. It’s the combination of a recipe I found on the Internet and a little imagination. The result was delicious. And the nicest thing about it was I had all the ingredients on hand.
Sausage And Potato Casserole
1 pound sausage, cut in ½-inch slices (see note)
5 medium new potatoes (sliced thin)
1 small onion (chopped)
1 can mushroom soup
¾ cup milk
½ cup sour cream
Salt, pepper and garlic salt to taste
Heat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 2-quart (11-by-7-inch) baking dish.
Cut up the kielbasa, potatoes and onion. In your baking dish, lay down your potatoes in a row and then your kielbasa and onions. Mix together in a small bowl the mushroom soup, milk, sour cream, salt, pepper and garlic salt. Pour this mixture over the potatoes and kielbasa. Bake in the oven for 1 hour and then top with cheese and put it back in the oven for 10 minutes. Just make sure your potatoes are fork tender.
Yield: Serves 4 to 6.
Note: Kielbasa or your favorite sausage will work in this recipe.