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Our freezer went out and now I have a bunch of defrosted meat that we need to eat ASAP. I have several packages of turkey kielbasa. Tonight I'm making split pea soup (using the recipe from the latest issue of Mothering but using some sausage instead of a ham bone), and tomorrow we'll have kielbasa and sauerkraut. Even so, we'll still have 1-2 meals worth of sausage left.<br><br>
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Yikes, that's a lot of kielbasa. One thing that stands out in my mind is something I did one day when low on food- I pan seared the kielbasa first, and then put it in a crockpot with some beer, chopped veggies (carrots and potatoes) and cooked them together. I sauteed some cabbage in the pan I seared the kielbasa in, and then it all just came together. With turkey kielbasa though if you were to do this, I'd make sure it isn't a really strong tasting beer.<br><br>
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We're planning a kielbasa & green bean stirfry over rice for dinner tonight. We'll cut the kielbasa into small pieces before the stirfry. (When I say "we," I mean DH. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">)
 

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My favorite way to eat kielbasa or similar sausages is with red beans and rice (those Zatarain's boxes are handy if you've no objection to a little boxed food once in a while <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: or make your own) Or you could also make white-bean and escarole (or kale, or spinach) soup with kielbasa. That freezes nicely, too, so you could make and freeze it. Also you can put it in minestrone or a vegetable/pasta soup.<br><br>
HTH! Sorry about the freezer -- that happened to us a couple of weeks ago but we managed to catch the food in time and refreeze it (hey, we live on the edge <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">).
 

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A friend of mine prepared it once for me with potatoes and onions as a part of breakfast.<br>
It was<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yummy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yummy">
 

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I'll be by to pick it up <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yummy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yummy"><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I made this up on the fly once and DH and I love it so much that I keep making it.<br><br>
This is for 2 people, so you might need to multiply it.<br><br>
1 cup brown rice<br>
however much sausage you have, cut into fat slices<br>
2 handfuls of greens (any kind of greens)<br>
scant 2 cups chicken or turkey stock<br>
olive oil or butter<br><br>
Heat the olive or butter in a large pot, add the rice, and cook til it starts to change color. Add the stock and the sausage, bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 45 min. Open it up, add the greens, cover again, and continue simmering for 15-20 min.
 

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I have a couple recipes we use alot: (I use a large skillet for these)<br><br>
1) Sausage quartered and diced, fry with veggies- any kind of mixed stuff, broccoli, bell pepper, etc- then mix in some beaten eggs and scramble.<br><br>
2) Sausage, cut as above, fried w/ rice and veggies- like fried rice. Rice needs to be cooked first and then added once sausage and veggies are mostly done.<br><br>
3) Dice potatoes and fry them in a skillet- like hashbrowns, when potatoes are done add diced sausage and fry till sausage is cooked. Potatoes might need some salt, but normally the sausage gives it enough flavor on the outsides. This one doesn't reheat so well though- so make just enough.<br><br>
4) Sausage al fredo:<br>
boil noodles separately<br>
in skillet fry sausage and carrots (both quartered and diced) w/ butter. Add onion and garlic powder. Put in cooked noodles. Add about 1 c. cream (or canned milk) and 1/4 c. parmesan cheese- let cook 5 min to thicken. Very good!
 

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Yay, we're making the stirfry tonight! Looking forward to trying the al fredo recipe next time.<br><br>
VikingK- what's your soup recipe?<br><br>
Thanks!
 
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