Guest post from contributor Jen from A Heart for My Home.
I know that many people like to eat cabbage on the first day of January. This recipe I am about to share is so yummy I am sure you will want to eat more than just at the beginning of a new year. It is basically 4 main ingredients and it makes a delicious yet super simple dinner on a cold winters day.
You will need:
1 package Polksa Kielbasa
1/2 box Angel Hair Pasta
1 Head of Cabbage (I usually get the biggest one I can find)
2 Hot Banana Peppers (seeded and chopped)
Chicken bouillon cubes
First, take the package of Kielbasa sausage and cut it into cubes. I simply slice it round wise then take a stack and cut it into quarters. Add a small amount of oil to a skillet and cook your sausage until it is warm and slightly browned.
Next, take your head of cabbage that you have chopped and rinsed well and add it to a large pot with water. If you are able to find a couple hot banana peppers you would add it to the cabbage, bring it to a boil and cook until tender.
A little secret that I do is add 2 or 3 chicken boullion cubes to my water while cooking the cabbage. It just gives it a good extra flavor but is completley optional. I usually can not find a good hot banana pepper (they all tend to be sweet) so I no longer even add the pepper. Instead I use some red pepper flakes (always available and in my spice rack) to give it a little kick. You can as little or as much as you like. Once your cabbage and pepper mixture is done cooking you will need to drain the water from it and set it aside.
In another large pot cook 1/2 box of angel hair pasta until tender and drain. I use regular but you could use wheat pasta if that is what your family prefers.
While my pasta is cooking I add my kielbasa sausage (grease and all, there is only a very small amount) to my cabbage. Once the pasta is finished you add it to the cabbage and sausage mixture and stir.
You could easily double this recipe depending on family size. Also, while my family does eat this as soon as it is fixed we find that is tastes even better on day two after the flavors have had a chance to combine.
Enjoy! I am anxious to hear if you like it.
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