Hello! My first ever blog post! I love cooking, I always have! One of my most traumatic experience cooking was when i was 13! Two of my girlfriends and i got together to make chocolate chip cookies. Pretty basic right? They turned out absolutely terrible! Some how the cookies had way too much salt in them! Even my dad the “garbage can” couldn’t eat them! Our Pig & Horses didn’t like them either. My mom wouldn’t let me bake/cook in the kitchen for months after!
The Goal of my site is to show you don’t need to be an amazing cook to make good food. You just need a little know how here and there. That helps to make the recipe fit yours and your families tastes buds! Be brave when you cook, if you think it needs something open your spice drawer and smell them all. I’m serious all of them! Just picture in your mind what you want your food to taste like. Fare warning as you read my posts i will promise you will see grammatical errors. Its a curse i swear. Don’t be afraid to ask me about your cooking questions!
This Base for this recipe i got from the amazing blog Abby’s Blended Nest! Her Original Recipe Link is Here ->http://abbysblendednest.com/quick-dinner-idea-one-pot-kielbasa-pasta
I did make changes to the recipe based on what ingredients i had in hand and what ingredients my husband wouldn’t like. He is the picky eater! I striked through what i didn’t use and italicized/bold what i added to fit our families desires.
Beer Kielbasa Recipe
1 tbsp Olive Oil
1 lb Kielbasa, Sliced
1 cup Onion, Chopped
½ cup Green Onions
2 tbsp Fresh Minced Garlic
2 cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
3 Cups of Chicken Bouillon Paste
½ cup Milk or
Heavy Cream 11 oz Can Diced Tomatoes
1 cup Cheddar Cheese (or your choice of cheese)
8 oz Dry Pasta
1 Whole Box of Dry Bow Tie Pasta
½ tsp Salt and Pepper
1/3 Can of Light Beer
About 2 tsp of All Purpose Seasoning & Dill
Add the oil to a large pan and saute the onion, garlic and sausage.
Add in the chicken broth/bouillon, pasta, milk/cream, and Spices. If your pasta is not covered in liquid use tap water to just cover the pasta. Stirring occasionally on simmer until pasta is cooked. The longer the pasta cooks the thicker the liquid will get and noodles will absorb. Dont forget to taste a noodle or liquid. See if you like the flavor. Add more if you think it needs more. Is it not salty enough? Do you need a kick? Maybe more pepper? Dont be afraid to experiment.
Top with 1/2 cup of cheese and stir well. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese over pasta.