Cajun Sausage

Just picked up fresh inventory of pork products and added the Cajun sausage to the variety of items you can pick from!

I love this blend of sausage. We needed a super quick dinner (I have to have quick options sometimes). SO...Cajun sausage, beans, diced tomatoes...simmer. Done. Serve over noodles, rice or eat it outa the pan because the power went out and your running all over the farm starting generators....But that's just us!!

Cajun is a peppery blend and goes well with veges, my favorite being cabbage for instance...stir fried up with some Cajun sausage. Another quick reliable meal.

I also like rolling out meatballs and adding to soups for the protein and savory flavor, yum!

Enjoy!

What's for Dinner on the Farm?

CHORIZO NACHOS

1 pound chorizo (cooked and crumbled)
salsa
green chilies
black olives
beans (pinto, kidney or black)
1-2 cups cheddar cheese
1 cup of Monterey jack
your favorite nacho chips
lettuce and sour cream to garnish

This is quick night favorite. I used a regular baking sheet and just layer on whatever I have on hand and I almost always have the above ingredients!

Start with chips on the bottom then start layering the ingredients. Then more chips and more ingredients. Be sure to end with lots of cheese on top! Bake on 400 until melted.

Harvest Casserole

1 pound maple sausage, cooked
2 2lb acorn squash
1 cup cooked rice
1/2 cup cranberries
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
10 oz chicken broth

Preheat oven to 350.
Cut ends of the squash ends off and then cut two rings about 2in each. Clean out the seeds etc. Place on baking sheet and roast in oven...until just soft but not mush. While the squash is in, cook your rice and maple sausage.
Combine sausage, rice, cranberries, cinnamon, salt, pepper and 1/4 cup of chicken broth.
Transfer squash rings to a casserole dish. Spoon mixture into rings and pour remaining chicken broth in casserole dish. Bake for about 15 minutes to finish the squash and allow the casserole to absorb the liquids a bit. You may need to cover it if you need more that 15 minutes.

Potato Soup with Mild Italian Sausage and Kale

1lb Mild Italian Sausage
Fresh rosemary and thyme (to your liking)
1 med onion or shallots
3 cloves garlic
4 or 5 large potatoes, diced
7 cups stock (chicken or beef)
1 cup cream
1/2 cup sour cream
handful of kale or spinach or hardy greens
Salt
Pepper
Grated cheese (optional)
Crumbled bacon (optional)

Brown sausage. Add herbs, onion and garlic and cook a few minutes.
Add stock and potatoes. Cook until potatoes are tender.
Stir in the cream and sour cream. Simmer 5 minutes and then add kale/spinach. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer a few more minutes.
Garnish with cheese and/or bacon and serve.

Recipes

Plain Ground Pork...we have it in stock. I didn't really cook with plain ground pork unless I was making homemade wonton soup, I used ground pork and cabbage to fill my wontons. Seemed liked a good time to branch out and try some new things.

Herb Breakfast Sausage (Farmer Rich approved...this is a big deal!)

1 1/2 T. sea salt or real salt
1 T. dried thyme
1 T. dried sage
1/2 t. nutmeg
1 t. dried parsley
1 t. paprika (I used sweet)
1 t. red pepper flakes

Mix well and then add 2 T. to 1pound plain ground pork. Any mix left over can be stored in a small jar.
*T = tablespoon
*t = teaspoon

Products

We currently have both chicken & pork from a partner farm, Harmony Hill, in our shopping cart. They raise things in the same fashion we do, even down to receiving feed from the same feed mill. We are confident in the quality of these products and are offering them to supplement our existing inventory. So you may receive product with either the Elim Springs label or the Harmony Hill label.

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Summer shoping

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