In episode #70, Aaron and I talked about this new dish that is my “go-to” meal these days. It's no secret that I don't enjoy cooking very much and am not that good of a cook either. I mean the truth is that I'm probably very normal, but I happen to be married to someone who loves to cook and is actually really good at it. So that brings my level of “goodness” down drastically. The odds are not in my favor!
A few months ago my friend Laura told me about this new meal that our other friend Amanda had told her about. She said it was her go-to meal for taking food to people's houses.
Let's stop right here.
I can't be trusted to sign up for meal calendar's for friends that need them. Last week I got a text from a friend that said, “Hey I'm sure something came up, but just wondering what time you were planning on bringing the meal to our house that you signed up for?”. Yeap I had forgotten. Just call me Friend-Of-The-Year. My sweet friend is mothering four small kids and I can't even remember to bring her the meal that we talked about the day before. Yes, I had even texted her the DAY BEFORE to schedule a good time, and then I still forgot.
So, let it be said right here. That was my last meal to sign up for. I can't be trusted to feed other people. It's too much for me. If you have a baby, I would love to create the meal calendar for you. That's using my giftings. I can even send out a mass email asking others to sign up. BUT I can not sign up. No more.
Oh and just so you know the craziness of this, that was not the first time I totally forgot to take a meal to a family with a new baby. Guys it's not good. If you have a new baby don't rely on me for anything.
Anyhow … back to the sausage meal.
IF you are the one that likes to sign up to take meals to people this is a great one, or if you are like me and you just need something easy that tastes delish to feed your family this is for you.
Here's what you buy:
- sausage links – I get the turkey ones, and they are basically already cooked and you just need to get them hot
- potatoes – I have used regular ones, and I've used small red ones it's totally up to you
- string beans – I get the package from HEB that's supposed to be heated in microwave. Just open up that package and you are good to.
Hold tight because this is about to get good:
- Cut up the potatoes into small chunks and add to baking dish
- Throw in the string beans
- Cut up the links and add to dish
- Cut up some butter and put on the top
- S&P + garlic never hurt anyone
- Cover with foil and cook on 350 for 60 minutes.
Seriously guys SO EASY.
You are very welcome.
I do something similar but just add chicken instead, but I love this idea for switching it up!
The “salt and pepper and garlic never hurt anyone” cracks me up because i’m just imagining someone with a garlic allergy blowing up and being all “i’m hurt! i’m hurt!” I may have a warped sense of humor. But seriously, this looks amazing. Also, I’m so glad I’m not allergic to garlic =) 😉
OMG! I make this for my kids and they love it. I call it “Mama’s Sausage Surprise”. I usually create it with leftovers. There are a couple of things you must do to elevate it to gourmet levels. 1. cut the sausage on an angle. 2. Refer to the green beans as “a splash of color”. My children hate green beans but apparently will eat them if they are a splash of color as opposed to a healthy vegetable. Love your podcast. I don’t allow myself to listen unless I am on the elliptical so its been a win-win.
Oh my gosh, this is perfect! I’m looking to feature recipes like this on my blog, Martha, Martha. It’s a resource for women who are, like biblical Martha, trying to do it all and occasionally need a reminder that “only one thing is needed”: Jesus! Would you mind if I share it?
Go right on ahead! My first shared recipe!
I can’t wait to make this for my parents. They help my family out so much and take care of our son when my husband and I have cross over work time. My son and I eat with them a few times a week while my husband is working evenings, and I have great intentions to make them food…I think they’ve had enough stir fry and tacos///my go-to’s! Thanks for this!
So excited you posted this Jamie. I had actually just searched the show notes from that episode last night because I was wanting to cook it tonight. Gonna try it tonight with our Conecuh smoked sausage. Thanks for posting!
Thanks Jamie for sharing the details of your recipe! I made it the very day I listened to the podcast with Aaron and we loved it!!!
Love your passion for connecting your listeners with amazing women who love Jesus and are living this crazy life just like the rest of us.
My heart skips a beat every time I see a new podcast listed from the Happy Hour! Cheers!
Thanks for sharing this Jamie. I am a good cook. And I like to cook. Your story about getting a text wondering where you are with your dinner could have been taken straight from my life- a couple of times! And when I did manage to remember it was a total stress out! I have taken myself off the meal deliver rotation no matter how desperate the circumstance. Maybe with this recipe I’ll give it another try. Or maybe not.
Made this tonight, it was so easy and so tasty. I used andouille chicken sausage and turkey sausage. It took maybe an hour and 20 but I put a lot in the dish. My almost two year old (who eats everything) told me it was his favorite 🙂
Making this tonight! Thanks for sharing!
Looks amazing!! It’s in my oven right now!!
We made this last week and LOVED it! My husband doesn’t love green beans, so I switched them for other veggies in the fridge (brussels sprouts, squash, broccoli). I added a little bbq seasoning too, and we both loved it! Thanks for the idea!