German Sausage and Cabbage

I have quite the tasty recipe for you this evening but first a little conundrum.  For the past few days we’ve had tons of fruit flies in our sink.  I have no idea what we put in there that attracted them but it’s super disgusting.  We poured a little bleach down the drain and put all the dishes away hoping to rid ourselves of them but they still persisted.  When we got home from work I saw this in our salt shaker…

5 dead fruit flies and 1 still alive in the salt shaker! WTF!  Is salt supposed to be a fruit fly remedy?  I promise we’re not dirty, gross people (and yes, we threw that salt out before cooking dinner) but I just have no explanation for the above picture.


A few weeks ago August came home after a visit at his Dad’s absolutely raving about the meal he had there cooked by a family friend, Elaine.  He loved it so much he even asked her to write down the recipe for him.  He’s been practically begging to make it ever since and so tonight I give you “German sausage and cabbage”.


1 large Onion- sliced thin

1 head of cabbage- sliced into shreads

1.5 lbs beef sausage

1 cup red wine vinegarette

3-4 Tbsp of sugar

2 Tbsp olive oil

Salt, pepper, garlic powder

Optional: 1 bell pepper (sliced thin), mushrooms


Place olive oil in deep skillet and slowly heat onions, bell peppers, and mushrooms.  Saute onions until they become translucent.

Cut cabbage into small shreds and cook sausage according to package directions (we did ours on the grill).

Add cabbage, sausage, sugar, red wine vinaigrette, salt, pepper, and garlic powder to skillet.

Cover the skillet and allow to simmer for approximately 20-30 minutes until the cabbage is cooked.  And if you’re like us and don’t have a skillet lid you simply use a larger skillet to cover it with. We’re nothing if not classy. :)

Serve and enjoy.  We also made oven-roasted broccoli because lately I just can’t get enough.


Do you know the secret to getting rid of fruit flies?  

Have you ever had cabbage before? This was my first time if you exclude the times my parents forced me to eat sauerkraut!

What’s your favorite vegetable of the moment? Broccoli! And sweet potato fries.

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