Simple oven roasted sausage and veggie dinner

Simple, delicious and around here it's comfort food-  a "big meal" without a lot of fuss and bother that is done in about 45 minutes including getting the veggies ready since once the potatoes are done you work on the rest.

You can gauge the amount needed by how many you need to serve, for 6 people and 4 dogs I used 1 ring of sausage, 1/3 head of each cabbage, 4 large potatoes, 1 lb carrots and 2 medium onions.

Simple Oven Roasted Sausage & Veggie Dinner

Ingredients
  • Potatoes, thin skinned (scrubbed well) or peeled, cubed into bite sized pieces
  • Carrots, peeled and sliced into bite sized pieces
  • Onions, peeled and cubed into bite sized chunks
  • Cabbage, white (green?) and red, cubed into bite sized chunks
  • Smoked sausage or kielbasa, sliced into bite sized chunks
  • Seasoning blend of choice
  • Olive or canola oil or cooking spray
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Spritz baking sheet using olive or canola oil in your misto sprayer or use cooking spray, add layer (not touching) of potatoes, carrots and onions. Spritz/spray the veggies lightly with oil then sprinkle with seasoning of choice (Cajun, Creole or essence work really well here- make your own seasoning blends to control sodium and leave out unwanted ingredients.)
  3. Bake for 15 minutes on lower rack. Meanwhile, get your cabbage ready on another oiled baking sheet, giving it the same spritz and seasoning (make sure to leave room to add your sausage).
  4. Turn/stir the potatoes, etc and put the cabbage in to bake for 5 minutes.
  5. Add sausage on pan with cabbage, bake for 5 minutes.
  6. Flip cabbage & sausage, bake for 5 minutes more.
  7. Everything should be nice and tender and deliciously browned and crispy.
  8. Easy, yummy and only takes 30 minutes to bake. No more than 45 minutes from start to finish and that's if you are super slow peeling potatoes.
  9. Enjoy.

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Menu for week of 6/25 - 7/1

Blistering temps mean another week of eating (mostly) lighter fare.  We do some *real* meals, but as you can see, lots of sandwiches and easy/light meals.
Simple oven roasted sausage & veggie dinner

Slow cooker country style pork ribs (may do in pressure cooker); crispy "Casey" potatoes; sweet corn;  tossed salad w/choice of dressing

Turkey tacos w/all the fixings; avocado salad

Sweet potato black bean burgers (thanks, Pinterest) on buns w/choice of toppings; ???

Roasted chicken wraps; fresh fruit

Breakfast for dinner:  either blueberry waffles, Finnish oven pancake or stuffed french toast; sausage links

Simple Mexican pinwheels tossed salad w/choice of dressingsliced pears

What's cooking (or not) at your house this week?  For more menu ideas, head on over to I'm an Organizing Junkie.


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Menu for week of 6/18 - 6/24

Hot, hot, hot!  Sometimes dinner isn't until after 10 pm, but never fear, there is still much deliciousness on our table.  What's cooking at your house?

Fettucini alfredo w/chicken & broccoli; refreshing berry salad

Breakfast for dinner:  bacon egg & cheese sandwiches on English muffins; citrus salad

Bbq chicken breasts; baked sweet potatoes; oven roasted yellow squash

Pork chops; rice; mixed veggies

Easy Lo Mein; watermelon, strawberries & blueberries

Lentil soup; baguette chips

Tuna mac; Hawaiian sweet rolls

Have a wonderful, delicious week.


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Menu for week of 6/11 - 6/17

Eek, the day got away from me, again, so this is very late, but better than not posting, right?  I will be posting the recipes later this week, but we have a few teaser pics to tempt your taste buds and hopefully entice you to come back.  They are worth it, promise. :)

We tried a new dessert last night- the super popular Peanut Butter Bars that are all over Pinterest and supposed to taste like Reese's PB cups only better-  in our opinion they were an EPIC FAIL!  Gross.  After reading some reviews I cut the butter, and they still tasted like coat your mouth with grease and a touch of sweet peanut butter.  YUCK.

Anyhoo, here's what we'll be having for dinner this week.  

Choice of crab cakes w/cocktail or tartar sauce or seasoned baked chicken breast (for non shellfish eaters); steamed carrots, snow peas and sugar snap peas

Pepper steak; rice; fresh berries
Freakin' awesome buffalo chicken pizza
Freakin' awesome buffalo chicken pizza; carrot & celery sticks w/blue cheese dip
Ginger sesame dressing
Oriental chicken salad
Oriental chicken salad w/ginger sesame dressing; dinner rolls

Breakfast for dinner: quiche w/cream cheese, roasted red peppers, mushrooms, broccoli & ?; fresh fruit
Sausage & pepper stuffed shells 2
Sausage & pepper stuffed shells 1

Sausage & pepper stuffed shells 3
Sausage & pepper stuffed shells; tossed salad w/Italian dressing
Fresh fruit & cheese
Nibbleys:  fresh fruit & cheese plate; whole grain crackers

Anything tasty cooking at your house this week?  For more menu ideas, head on over to I'm an Organizing Junkie.




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Menu for week of 6/4 - 6/10

It is hot and the motivation and desire for big meals has gone along with the breeze.  We get a few minutes of rain here and there, but nothing that helps so the burn ban is still in effect.  We're fortunate not to have the huge fire problems as they do in the west, or the flooding the east has, but some relief would be welcome.

Ki, Ian & Robert got me a little ice cream maker (it's so cute!!!) for a mother's day / birthday gift so I may play with that this week -  ice cream, sorbets and fro-yo's can certainly fit on our menu.  I have NEVER made homemade ice cream save taken my turn at an old hand crank at a few summer bbq's when I was a kid, so any advice, tnt recipes etc would be very welcome.

On our menu this week, once more in no particular order:
Crockpot Rotisserie Chicken
Sesame Green Beans












Slow cooker rotisserie style chicken; oven roasted sweet &/or regular potatoes; oven roasted yellow squash, sesame green beans (the squash & green beans are from bil's garden, so extra delish!)

Smoked sausage, pineapple & pepper kabobs (basted with hm honey Catalina dressing) served over fruity brown rice
Summery main dish dinner salad w/choice of dressings; hm Hawaiian sweet rolls (hopefully they will NOT turn into incredible bouncing bread this time
Fish & veggie packets; tossed salad w/choice of dressing

Loaded baked potatoes w/broccoli, cheese & bacon; big garden salad w/choice of dressing
Light & easy Chinese chicken salad; whole grain crackers

Breakfast for dinner:  Thomas' English muffins were on sale, we got some pre-cooked bacon for less than half price to stock the freezer, eggs are $1 a dozen and we still have some from one of Ki's friends chickens and sliced 3 cheese blend was on sale for next to nothing,  so it will be bacon, egg & cheese breakfast sandwiches along with some fresh fruit.  Thanks to the deals we found at Kroger, the sandwiches will be less than $5 to make 8 of them- and they taste sooo much better than getting them out.  I love a good deal. :)

Anything good cooking at your house?  For more menu ideas, head on over to I'm an Organizing Junkie.

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