There I was the other night, in Whole Foods, absolutely starving, and stumped as to what to make for dinner. I was attempting a wholesome meal- brussel sprouts and salmon, but good lordy, the salmon was over $15 a pound! I mean, I like to treat myself, but really? Ugh. For a another $7 I could go down the street and have someone else cook it for me.
I did about 3 laps before I settled in front of the chicken sausage/pork case. I didn’t want chicken, I didn’t want steak, and I didn’t really want to buy anything pre-made. I did a quick mental run-down of what was at home already- frozen rolls, condiments for a dressing, not a whole lot. I already had the brussel sprouts in my cart, and I remembered seeing a shaved brussel sprout and apple salad. I though, I can do that. And then the apple gouda sausage caught my eye. HELLO! I grabbed an onion, some mushrooms and dashed to the check-out.
It was like iron chef up in here! I warmed up the sausage on the grill-top (was already pre-cooked), threw the onions in the cast-iron to caramelize, (adding sliced mushrooms at the end)
When everything was ready I grilled up the roll, put on some spicy mustard, and topped the sausage with the onion & mushroom mix.
I don’t know if it was genuinely good or if I was just that hungry, but it was a good meal! The slaw was crisp and tangy, and the apple gouda sausage was a definite win!