Cabbage, Sausage, and Cornbread - Cheap, Easy, and Quick

I am tired and a bit overwhelmed.  I started a new homeschool curriculum today and it took me until 2 pm to get it all done.  Then I had to wrap up some loose ends with the planning of it and that took until 4 pm.  On top of all that, my 22 month old is very crabby.  I think she may be coming down with something.  I have yet to plan my menu out for this week and earlier today I had big plans on making Tilapia and fresh asparugus.  HAHA!  Ok so instead I decided I would make something fast.
There are several things that can be thrown together in a pinch.  Taco salad is one of them.  I can put taco salad on the table, from frozen meat to the table, in 20 to 25 minutes.  But, we had taco salad a couple nights ago.  That was out.  So I decided to do Cabbage and sausage.

Cabbage and Sausage
Core and chop a large head of cabbage.  The cabbage pieces needed to be bite sized.  Slice a pound of smoked sausage, bratwurst, or kielbasa.  Put everything into a deep skillet.  Pour in a cup of water, plenty of salt and pepper, and half a stick of butter.  Put a lid on it and turn the heat to medium high.  Stir occasionally.  If it starts to brown, add a half cup more water and turn the heat down a bit.  That means it is cooking to fast.

Turn on the oven.  If you have Jiffy Cornbread Mix, this would be the day to use it.  If you don't then here is a great cornbread recipe.  It tastes like cake.  I got it from my BFF, Kim.  (Check out her blog, Kim's Whims.) 

Kim's Cornbread
1 cup Cornmeal mix
1 cup self rising flour
4 tbsps sugar
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/4 cup  melted shortenting

Preheat oven to 400.  In an 8 x 8 baking dish or cast iron skillet, pour in melted shortening.  (I put the glob of shortening in the skillet and stick it in the oven while it is preheating.)  Mix dry ingredients together.  Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients.  Mix until just combined.  Do not overmix.  Pour into baking dish.  Bake until beginning to brown and knife comes out clean when inserted in to middle. 



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