Celebrating the one pot meal today with Sunday Suppers. Yes, one pot to wash! Even better it is a cast-iron skillet. What is easier to wash than that? For the flavors of this skillet meal, I went back to my childhood days in New Jersey. At the time I did not realize how lucky I was to have the availability of good quality, homemade food. I feel like I have been chasing that quality and homemade flavor ever since. I didn’t realize how lucky we were to have small family owned shops making food like their ancestors did. How I wish I could find that now? In this case I was thinking about the kielbasa we use to get. I remember it being a bit of a drive to the store, but oh so worth it. At the time I thought everyone had kielbasa that tasted this good. It was moist but not greasy and the flavor, Wow! Serious flavor. It was a rude awakening when I tried kielbasa elsewhere. What? Why did it not taste like kielbasa? Where was the flavor and that succulence?
Recently my parents and grandparents were talking about the kielbasa. They told me that it was a family owned shop that made the kielbasa recipe that had been in their family for generations. Sadly when they wanted to retire, their kids did not want to continue the tradition. They sold the shop, and the kielbasa is no longer the same. It makes me so sad to think that wonderful recipe is gone forever. With quickly processed food, we seem to be losing the artisanal nature of food and the importance of recipes passed down from generation to generation. I think we lose a little bit of ourselves when we lose these recipes. They are part of the framework that keeps a family together and keeps our culture going.
With this skillet I used a turkey kielbasa and amped up the flavor with spices that are found in kielbasa. My family really enjoyed it, and it did remind me of my childhood love of kielbasa. The Brussels sprouts and potatoes added a nice savory flavor balanced by the sweetness of the pear. Yummy! A little ground fennel set this recipe on fire. Wow! It was a good addition even though fennel is not normally a spice in kielbasa. Who knows? Maybe that was the family secret to the best kielbasa I ever had.
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Favorite Skillet Breakfasts
- Sweet Potato, Bacon, and Egg Skillet by Positively Stacey
Favorite Skillet Sides
- Crispy Roasted Sweet Potatoes by Home Sweet Homestead
Favorite Skillet Entrees
- Alex’s Favorite Skillet Meal by The Freshman Cook
- Apple, Squash and Chicken Skillet by The Redhead Baker
- Black Bean and Rice Skillet by Wholistic Woman
- Chakchouka (Tunisian Eggs in Tomato Sauce) by Curious Cuisiniere
- Chili Joes by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- How to cook ChopSuey Vegetable Stir Fry with Beef by Asian In America
- Clean Eating Hamburger Helper Skillet by A Mind Full Mom
- Creamy Paprika Chicken & Peppers by My Life Cookbook
- Easy Pink Pasta Skillet by Family Foodie
- Easy Skillet Lasagna by New South Charm
- Greek Turkey Spinach Skillet by Cooking Chat
- Hatch Chile Shakshuka by Helpful Homemade
- Healthy Vegetable Skillet Dinner by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Huevos Rancheros by The Hungry Goddess
- Japanese Korean Tofu Sliders by The Ninja Baker
- Healthy Kielbasa, Brussels Sprouts, Potato & Pear Skillet by Food Done Light
- Kung Pao Chicken by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Lemon Fettuccine Alfredo with Chicken and Vegetables by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Loaded Skillet White Pesto Pizza by Crazed Mom
- One Pan Taco Rice Skillet by The Chef Next Door
- One Pot Beef Stroganoff by My World Simplified
- Pork and Sweet Potato Hash by The Bitter Side of Sweet
- Pork with Gingered Pluots by Palatable Pastime
- Salsa Chicken Skillet by Bottom Left of the Mitten
- Sautéed Gnocchi with Pomodo Crudo by What Smells So Good?
- Smothered Potatoes and Sausage by Sunday Supper Movement
- Spanish Rice and Beef Skillet Dinner by Meal Planning Magic
- Spicy Sausage Pasta Skillet by Caroline’s Cooking
- Summer Squash Frittata by Pies and Plots
- Tamale Pie by Monica’s Table
- Unstuffed Cabbage Roll Skillet by Fantastical Sharing of Recipes
- Veggie-Packed Sloppy Joes by Powered By BLING
- Yellow Rice Skillet by Cricket’s Confections
Favorite Skillet Desserts
- Fudgy Skillet Brownies by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie by The Crumby Cupcake
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