Hillshire Farm to the rescue. At least that is what I was saying this weekend. You guys know I typically take Saturday off as my day out of the kitchen. Last weekend, we had planned to go to my oldest son's baseball game, run a few errands then hit my favorite Mexican restaurant.
Well, it was so dang cold that the game was canceled and I was not motivated to get out of the house. So, I decided to grab a box of dirty rice mix, slice some Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage and dinner was on the table in 25 minutes. I really didn't even feel like I was cooking since I just dumped the rice and the sausage in a pan with a little boiling water. My guys loved it and even cleaned up the mess after dinner. Ok...it was only a pan and the four bowls we used but it was still a nice break for me.
I like to have a couple varieties of the sausage on hand. It is one of my favorite meats to keep in the fridge. The sausage I bought last week is good until the end of May. So it will be there ready to go whenever I need it. I don't have to worry about remembering to take anything out of the freezer in the morning. Plus, the price can't be beat especially since we have a great coupon and sale at Publix!
Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage, or Polska Kielbasa, 13 or 14 oz, 2/$6
-$1.50/2 Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage
-$0.75/2 Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage 02/03/2013 RP Insert (exp 03/31/2013)
As low as $2.25 per package after coupon.
I have another winner to announce. Congratulation to Sharon R (floridasharon@). She was the winner of last week's giveaway with her Sausage and White Bean Soup recipe. This sounds wonderful and would be a delicious and very economical meal for any night! I bet you could even put this in your crockpot to make it even easier!
If you are looking for recipes, you can check out all the great recipes that the readers have shared HERE and HERE. You can also look on the Hillshire Farm recipe page - everything I have tried there has been awesome!
Sausage and White Bean Soup
1 pkg Hillshire Farm sausage diced
1 tsp oil
2 cups of chopped onions
1 garlic clove minced
3 cans of Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
2 bay leaves
6 cups of chicken broth
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
dash of cayenne pepper
Saute the onions in oil for 5 minutes. Add in the sausage and brown a little bit on all sides. Add the garlic and cook another minute or so. Add the rest of the ingredients and additional water if needed to cover all the ingredients. Cook, covered, for 2 and 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. Serve with crusty bread and a salad.
I have some great news! The folks at Hillshire Farm are giving ANOTHER I Heart Publix reader a $100 Publix gift card.
Entry is simple! You just need to complete the task below. As a reminder, comments left on Facebook, Twitter or other posts will not be included. I will choose the winner on Monday 3/11 at 11 pm.
- Just share your best recipe using Hillshire Farm Rope Smoked Sausage as the main ingredient in the comments below.
Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by the folks at Hillshire Farm. All comments and opinions are my own.