An Experimental Dinner

The other night we tried an experiment for dinner (sorry I didn’t think to take pictures!) and I think it turned out very well.   For lack of a better term I told the girls it was “hash”.

My oldest daughter said “Was this an emealz?”  I said “Nope,  I made it up!”   She then asked me for my inspiration.  Thought I would share it with all of you.

A few months ago at Bible study, we were discussing sauerkraut and the different ways to use it.   I’ve been meaning to try it rinsed and fried with potatoes but just hadn’t gotten around to it.

A week or so (or more?) ago one of my emealz was “beef hash”.  It called for frozen cubed hashbrowns.  I knew I wouldn’t have any left over roast so I planned to use some cooked ground beef.  Well we never made that recipe because… well because life happens <grin>.

So then I was at the grocery store with Honeybear and we found smoked sausage on sale.  Hmm, could I do something with sauerkraut, cubed hashbrowns and smoked sausage? Why yes, I think I could.

First I sliced about 1 lb of smoked sausage links diagonally and browned them.  I tossed them into my 11 x 13 baking dish and used the same frying pan to cook the hashbrowns getting them nice and brown.  In the meantime I took some sauerkraut, drained, rinsed and drained again.   When the hashbrowns were finished, I tossed them in with the sausage and browned the sauerkraut.   After mixing it all together, I popped it into the oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or so just to make sure everything was good and hot.

Ok truth be told the I’s should all be We’s because BooBear and I took turns standing and frying.  

It turned out far better than I anticipated and was a huge hit with the whole family.   We’re going to try omitting the smoked sausage, adding some peppers, onions and whatever veggies I might have and increasing the sauerkraut to try for one of our meatless meals.  With the Nativity Fast just around the corner I’m on the look out for some new meatless meal ideas.

What have you been cooking lately?


  1. Isn't it fun when the kids join in cooking? I think they try more when they help prepare food, too.

  2. Mmm, sounds good. I love all those ingredients! It's so fun to experiment. :)


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