Poland

Hello again, everyone!

Today, we’re trekking to another beautiful country in the heart of Europe.  The world’s biggest exporter of amber, the 9th largest country in Europe (by land area), and home of Nicolaus Copernicus (who first suggested that the sun was the center of our galaxy).

The national symbol of Rzeczpospolita Polska (Republic of Poland), is the white eagle, and the most popular sport is football!

My great grandmother came to live here in America right around 1910, when she was just a teenager.  She taught her children how to cook, so my grandma was well known for how her house always smelled like cabbage and sausage!  She taught my mother how to cook, and growing up, we always had fantastic Polish food!  My mom makes her own sausage… I am currently a taxi service for my teenagers, and home-school 4 kids, so I didn’t make my own. 😦 Sorry!  But one day I will! I’ll even share it with you when I do. For now though, let’s just bask in the magic of how simple, yet delicious this Polish dish is!

I present; Kielbasa and Cabbage

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  • 1 head of cabbage, coarsely diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 small potatoes, peeled and diced
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp caraway seeds
  • 2 lbs kielbasa sausage, cut into 1″ pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  1. Place vegetables, seasonings, and sausage into crock pot.  Poland2Poland3Poland5Poland6
  2. Add broth, cover, and cook on low for 6-10 hours, or high for 2-4 hours.

I have a triple slow cooker, because some of my kids don’t eat certain foods. The top pot has no onions, the middle pot has no meat, and the bottom pot has no potatoes… everyone’s happy!  I also made a larger crock with everything in it for the rest of us, because most of us eat everything!

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As I knew it would, this dish gets a rave review. You can’t get a house full of Polish, German, Irish, Czech people, and go wrong with cabbage and potatoes with sausage!  I hope you all try this out, and really enjoy it!  See you tomorrow with my husband’s heritage- Bohemian (aka; Czechoslovakia)!

 

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