Monday, July 11, 2011

Second-hand kielbasa

I hate to waste food.  
Yesterday I made kielbasa and cabbage, since I have an abundance of cabbage this year.  The recipe was almost the same as the way I cook kraut, so I figured I'd like it.  Unfortunately, I didn't care for it much, although I went ahead and ate some for dinner.  So did Cliff.  I placed what remained in a container and put it in the refrigerator, but I was pretty sure I'd end up tossing it.  We have lots of cabbage, as I said; so I wasn't going to regret throwing that away.  But that kielbasa was really good, so I figured if nothing else, I'd pick it out of the cabbage and eat it.  
Today I picked a nice little mess of green beans and remembered the kielbasa, all cut up in yesterday's cabbage.  I picked out the pieces and put them in the green beans and potatoes cooking on the stove.  It's the first time I've ever recycled kielbasa.  I remember jokes about people being so poor they borrowed a used soup bone from the neighbors, but I never heard about using kielbasa twice.  
There's a first time for everything.  
Oh, the cabbage I pulled the kielbasa from?  I put it back in the refrigerator.  It'll be easier to throw away when it's nice and rotten.  (I kid, I kid.  I thought maybe I'd eat it tonight.)

5 comments:

Margaret said...

So why didn't the two taste good together? Was it the kraut that you didn't like? I end up throwing out leftovers a lot; my husband doesn't like them very much. (hard to heat up correctly too)

TARYTERRE said...

Nothing wrong with recycling the food. The kielbasa sounded yummy with the green beans and potatoes. As for the cabbage... life is short- if you don't liked it cooked that way, toss it.

Hyperblogal said...

You keep talking about recycled food and there will be a Russian on your porch.......

Amy said...

I usually drain my leftover cabbage and then stir fry it with a little olive oil and garlic... It's like a whole new meal...

Lori said...

I've had cabbage and polish sausage before. It's not my favorite thing to have with cabbage, but it's okay.