Today, our Gooseberry Patch Guest Blogger series
continues...thanks for stopping by!
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Hello! I’m Kim McCallie and I write the food blog, A Well-Seasoned Life. My blog began in 2010 as a way for me to follow my dream of becoming a food writer. I love to write about Southern comfort food and I’m obsessed with cookbooks.
I started collecting Gooseberry Patch cookbooks in 2004. right before the birth of my second son. Leaving the workforce after his birth, I spent the next two and a half years at home taking care of my children and completing my Gooseberry Patch cookbook collection.
While I’ve been back out in the workforce for almost six years now, I always associate Gooseberry Patch cookbooks, filled with recipes and memories from readers across the country, with those cherished moments when I was home with my children.
I am proud to have the opportunity to serve as a guest blogger and to be part of the Gooseberry Patch family. Here's a recipe my family always enjoys.
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So, it’s almost the end of the work day and you’re starting to hear that nagging question going through your mind. “What’s for dinner?” You didn’t plan ahead for tonight’s meal, but you know your family is counting on you to put food on the table.
Fortunately, Gooseberry Patch’s Simple Shortcut Recipes is filled with options for busy people who need a little help with quick and easy meal planning.
Personally, I always keep a few items in the kitchen that I can use to whip up a quick meal or two. If I have a few cans of tuna in the pantry or a Kielbasa sausage in the freezer, I know that I can put a meal on the table in a hurry.
And, if I run out of ideas on how to use those ingredients, I can always turn to Simple Shortcut Recipes to inspire me.
Skillet Sausage & Pasta
Kim McCallie of Guyton, Georgia (the same one pictured above!) originally shared this recipe with Gooseberry Patch...thanks again, Kim!
16-oz. pkg. rotini pasta,
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. olive oil
16-oz. pkg. Kielbasa sausage,
1/8 tsp. pepper
½ tsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. dried parsley
2 c. chicken broth
Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, sauté onion and garlic in oil over medium heat for 3 minutes. Add Kielbasa; sauté until heated through and edges are caramelized, about 10 to 12 minutes. Drain; add seasonings and broth. Cook until broth reduces down a little. Stir in pasta. Serve immediately. Serves 4 to 6.
Thanks so much for stopping by today
to share your recipe, Kim...it's a keeper!
Join us back here in a few weeks for another guest post, and if YOU would like to contribute, just drop us a note. We'd love to hear about a Gooseberry Patch recipe that you love or that you've tailored especially for your family.