Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Fall Flavors to Savor

*In my quest to learn bloggy skills, I am going to attempt to link this to Jen's Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam. Very cool blog!*

At our house, we love food. All those I-just-eat-to-live people leave us scratching our heads in wonder. Who doesn't savor the nuances of seasonings, the luscious textures, the endless variety? (Kinda reminds me of the rat in Ratatouille as he rhapsodizes over chimney/lightening smoked cheese.) Each season brings new favorites. Spring's first tender asparagus, summer's tomatoes, squash, and tiny field peas, winter's hardy beef stews. This week, we were discussing our fall flavor favorites, and choosing just a few was impossible. Last night's easy-peasy but yummy combination won out for today's post.

Smoked Sausage Stir-fry
(serves approximately four, but I really just eyeball this)

1 package turkey smoked sausage, sliced
3 tart apples, sliced (we like Winesap or Arkansas Black, but more common Granny Smith or Gala would work as well)
1/2 small cabbage, chopped
1 small onion, sliced
1 tsp. dried rosemary or 1 tbl. fresh
1/2 tsp. thyme
salt and pepper to taste

Coat a large skillet with cooking spray, or melt a little butter. Saute turkey slices lightly until beginning to brown. Add apple slices and onion. When the apples and onions start to carmelize and soften slightly, add the cabbage and seasonings, stir-frying until cabbage is tender-crisp.
This one-dish meal is good with cornbread. Sometimes I throw in a bell pepper or substitute chicken breasts for the smoked sausage.

So how about you? What dishes mean fall is here at your house? Since I eat everything except brussel sprouts (and my hubby and DD#1 eat those), we'll probably try it and add it to our long list of favorites.

Hope your day is blessed with much to enjoy!


  1. GREAT!!! stir-fry recipe. I like the idea of the apples and the added seasonings.
    I have become a follower of your blog, come by and visit my blog. I love to share recipe and maybe do the same.
    THANKS!!! Geri

  2. yea - I am so glad you linked...now I'll help you with your blogging skills just like someone did for me when I started. :)
    You put just your home page URL. Since so many people will view this over many months, you'll want them to find this exact post with this exact recipe. To get that specific URL, you click on the title of your post after it's published and you'll see that it has the title after your blog name.
    For instance, the thing you would want to add at my site would be this.
    Then when they click at my site, it takes them right here and they don't have to search for it.
    Also, it's possible for you to also link back to me in your post. Where you put your sweet comment about me at the top, you would highlight my blog name or Tasty Tuesday (or whatever you want :) and then hit the link button which is the green icon. When you click that, it will give you the option to type in my site....it's a very cool feature that you will use a lot.

    If you already knew any of that, then just disregard this mini tutorial. :)

    Blessings, Jen

  3. Ginger,

    For me, fall and winter mean homemade chicken and dumplings. Made it today for my Bible study luncheon. The girls always love it and cold days are perfect for warm comfort food. I even use Grandma's rolling pin and the pot that she cooked her dumplings in.


  4. MMM...chicken and dumplings is one of my favorites! Big Red doesn't like it(can you imagine? What's up with that?), so it's a treat for the girls and me when he's not home!

    Jen, thanks so much! I wanted to do the link thing back to your blog but did not have a clue. I will do my best to get it right next time!