Especially in the Fall, I like comfort food casseroles. Sweet sausage or kielbasa is a great main ingredient to start with. I found this recipe on Pinterest... gave it a try and it turned out delicious!
Cheesy Sausage and Cabbage Casserole
1 package of smoked sausage or kielbasa, whatever you prefer
1 head of cabbage, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 large onion
1- 14.5 oz. can of crushed tomatoes
1 cup chopped fresh tomatoes, diced and seeds removed
1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
2 Tab. olive oil
2 Tab. butter
1-1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Parsley, salt, and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400*
Slice the sausage and set aside.
Heat olive oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Once the skillet is heated and the butter is melted, add the cabbage, yellow pepper, onion, salt and pepper and garlic. Saute until the vegetables are tender and the cabbage is wilted ( about ten minutes.) Mix in diced fresh tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, and smoked sausage. Saute for 10 minutes.Transfer to a 13x9 or larger casserole dish. Top with cheese and bake for 25 minutes until cheese is melted and lightly browned. Sprinkle with parsley before serving.
Mount Airy is the childhood home of the late Andy Griffith. I don't think there's a baby boomer in the country that hasn't seen every episode of the "Andy Griffth Show" airing from 1960 to 1968.
Some time ago, on our way to the beach, we stopped at Mount Airy, North Carolina. A cute little town that makes you think that you've been transported to Mayberry.
Floyd's Barber Shop - You can get your haircut while you listen to Floyd's stories about Mayberry.
The Snappy Lunch - Where Andy and Barnie would grab lunch. But you can too! They are famous for the pork chop sandwich with chili, cole slaw, mustard, onion and tomato on top!
Wally's service station where Goober worked.
Sherriff Taylor's desk...
and the jail cell where Ottis spent many a night!
Take a tour of the town in a police car...
You can even stay overnight in Andy's childhood home!
"Mayberry days" take place every September in Mt. Airy. This year's special guest was actress Betty Lynn, age 91, better known as Thelma Lou...Barney's girlfriend on the show!