Monday, September 29, 2014

Yummy Meal on Monday

When Jonah said, "This is really good, Mommy," I asked Justin if he told him to be nice to the chef.  It's not that the boys don't often compliment my dinners, it's just that I didn't expect them to compliment this particular one.

Chicken Sausage with Apples over Farro

Some of our favorite meals come from the ladies at Trader Joe's, who dream up delicious meals, gather the ingredients from their store, and cook right there in the back of my favorite grocery store.  They keep the food hot in a crock pot, and put out samples for all the customers to try.  Camden made a meal out of their spaghetti squash last week, and the week before, we both ate this dish up!!!

My hubby tweaked it a bit--he's a better cook than I am--when he made it this past Friday night. 

olive oil
chicken/apple sausage 
fuji apples
apple juice
chicken broth (or water) to cook the farro
farro (link to a blog with a good explanation of what this yummy stuff is)

1. Cut the sausage into bite sized pieces.  Peel, core, and slice the apples.  We used my handy peeler I got at Sur La Table.  FYI--Great for peeling apples for applesauce for your little people.  Here's a delicious recipe for cinnamon apple pear sauce you can make in the crock pot.  It's delicious!

2. Start a pot of water (or chicken broth) for the farro.  The package says it serves 3, but we always have plenty to go around plus leftovers.  Cook farro according to package directions.

3. Cook the chicken sausage and apples in a little bit of olive oil.  When the chicken sausage is almost done (lightly brown on each side), pour in 1/4 cup of apple juice and let it simmer for about 5 minutes (this is the part Justin added).

4.  Add the cooked farro to the pan with the chicken and apples and stir to combine.  Let mixture cook a few more minutes.  Serve!

This is such a yummy fall meal.  And it's healthy too!

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