We are trying so hard to eat at home now instead of going out. For the most part it's not a problem because all of us prefer eating at home - it's cheaper, faster and so much better for you. Best of all is time spent together at the table towards the end of the meal and afterwards. We have some of our best share times during those moments.
The one thing that I do miss is chinese food - I love it! The problem I run into though is that Keith has never been a big fan of it. So I was quite pleased to run across a Sweet and Spicy Kielbasa recipe during my internet travels.
I will confess that I used frozen egg rolls as I have not at all mastered making those myself. That did just remind me though that when my kids were quite young I worked with a lady that did make her own and one Saturday a bunch of us met at her house to make egg rolls together. Very delicious, but at least in my memory it was a lot of work!
The best thing about Sweet and Spicy Kielbasa is that it's made in the crockpot, which make meal prep a breeze. We all agreed it's a bit too sweet for our taste, so the next time I make it I'll use less brown sugar, add sliced green peppers and probably at least a splash of soy sauce. I think with a little fiddling around this will soon be one of our absolute favorite recipes - and straight from the recipe as is we did enjoy it.
Sweet and Spicy Kielbasa
2 lbs kielbasa sausage, sliced
1 cup packed brown sugar (I'll probably use only 1/2 cup next time)
1/3 cup spicy mustard
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
Combine brown sugar, mustard and onion in crockpot, stirring well to combine. Add the sliced kielbasa and stir well. Cover and cook on low for 3 hours, stirring occasionally (I did not stir mine until the end).
Serve over rice.