Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Name That Dish! It's Giveaway Time!

What do you do with your leftovers?  Do you toss them or attempt to make something edible for a future meal?  Once in a while I have leftover Italian or chicken sausages.  You can get pretty creative with leftovers..anything goes, well, almost anything.  I do have limits.  I don't serve leftovers to guests.

For this meal, I went to the refrigerator to clean it out  (just kidding) find what I could create from 3 lonely sausages, a fennel bulb, one apple and a partial onion.  This is the result.  I'm not sure what to call this, so, if you can come up with a catchy name, you'll win the giveaway!  That easy.  Just comment with your idea..  Thanks for reading.


1 Tbsp olive oil

2 Tbsp butter

1 fennel bulb, cleaned, and sliced

1 apple, peeled, cored and sliced

1/4 -1/2 onion, sliced

1/4 tsp salt

a sprinkle of Herb de Provence

1/2 cup chicken broth

1 Tbsp maple syrup

2-3 precooked (leftover) sausage of your choice

1 Tbsp parsley

sprinkle of pepper

In a large skillet melt the butter with olive oil.  Add the fennel, onion,  apple and salt.   Sweat these until slightly soft but still crunchy.  Add the remaining ingredients and cook for 10 minutes on medium/low heat.  You can easily omit the meat and substitute the chicken broth for a vegetarian fare.'s sweet, spicy and crunchy! 

Don't forget to comment, now, for your chance to win.  I'm limiting this giveaway to the United States, this time!


  1. Well, I am thinking it sounds Italian with the sausage and fennel and since Italians love to give their foods fun names like Priest Stranglers, Minestrone (The Big Soup) and such how about something to describe this dish. Like say, Poco Questo Poco Che, which is Italian for a Little This, a Little That! It sounds like (poko questo poko kay)

  2. That's nice...I like it! And, I can always learn from you, whether it's great Italian cooking or the language.

  3. Thank you Wendy and grazie for this give away! When will you announce the winner?

  4. I never got to thank you for the give away grazie,Molto grazie I love it. I just used my whisk last night to make sforgliatelle and I am constantly washing the towel because it is now my favorite kitchen towel and it matches my cucina!