Mondays are a special treat, aren’t they? This Monday seems important for it’s own reasons. I am starting to feel whole again after countless days of interrupted sleep, self-doubt, too much chocolate, not enough exercise, and mini-meltdowns. My program applications were due 10 days ago, and now I’m in the waiting period (41 days to go if anyone is counting). I am so very appreciative of the love and support through this stressful time.
Let’s kick of my rejoining the world with a beautiful and good for your soul recipe. Sausage, beer, spinach and mashed potatoes. Two pots are all that you need – and less than 30 minutes of your time.
Sear your sausage. Then throw in some beer and simmer away.
Add spinach, and wilt.
Meanwhile, boil your potatoes.
Add in your toppings and mash away.
Ensure your family waits patiently…
Sausage and Potatoes
- 3 spicy turkey sausage links, lean
- 3 cups of spinach
- 1 bottle of lager
- 1/2 pound Yukon gold potatoes, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled
- 2 tablespoons light sour cream
- 2 tablespoons butter substitute
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Place potatoes and garlic cloves in large pot and cover with water and salt. Bring to a boil and cook until potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes.
- Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Sear sausages over medium-high heat until golden brown, but not cooked all the way through. This should take you about 3-4 minutes per side. Add the beer, scrape up the brown bits from the sausage, and lower the heat until the beer reduces.
- Once potatoes are tender, drain liquid and return potatoes and garlic to the pot over low heat. Add the butter substitute and sour cream; mash until potatoes reach your desired texture. Also be sure your garlic has been adequately mashed in the process. Salt and pepper the potatoes to taste; cover and remove from heat.
- Once the beer has reduced, add in the spinach and toss with sausage until just wilted. Season with salt and pepper, remove from heat.
- Assemble: dish up half a cup of potatoes, top with one sausage and half of the spinach. (*for my husband I give him 3/4 of a cup of potatoes and two sausages with a little over half of the spinach)