1.5 lbs kielbasi, sliced 1/8" pieces. 1 ea med. onion and green pepper, chopped. minced garlic, to taste. black pepper, to taste. 6-8 med. potatoes, skin on, cubed or sliced. 1 small bag sliced carrots. 1 med. head of cabbage, cut into chunks. Soup pot with lid. 6 cups water.
Water in soup pot on med-high heat. Add all ingredients, reduce heat to med-low. Cover and simmer until cabbage, carrots and potatoes are fork tender.
Serve and prepare to be happy.
(Good bread for dipping is nice but not required.)
I may procrastinate in almost everything else, but Christmas shopping ain't one of 'em.
Hard to believe it was two years ago today that I lost Sparky. Still miss him every day.
Sister is doing pretty well, except for a couple of infections. About a month ago, she clipped off a hangnail and her thumb got infected. Took more than two weeks of heavy antibiotics to clear it up. Then, last Friday, she looked like she had a black eye. Went to the oncologist and they gave her antibiotics for an infection in and under her eye. It's just now starting to look better. Everything else seems fine but still, I worry.
Might be a good time to start stocking up on salt for the driveway. Snow falling on sidewalks will be here too soon.
Best thing I've done for myself in a very long time.
First day, we went to the beach, cuz I wanted to make sure it was still there. It was. The soothing low roar, the salt in the air and the palm trees cleansed my soul. A trip to beautiful Winter Park for a luxurious lunch and followed by a stroll through the Audubon Bird Refuge made for another double highlight day. Then there was a trip to a huge plant nursery to walk through their butterfly habitat.
I was treated to a belated birthday dinner at Carrabas and then a movie.
Delicious food every day and amazing company with dear friends made my four days there perfect. I came home a much happier person. I didn't realize how much I needed a break to wind down from the past two and a half years.
Good friends make life better. Thank you, Jan (and the whole gang)!