Here is a recipe that can be put together and heated within just a few minutes. Add some rice or potatoes on the side or maybe even some tomatoes slices and you have a full meal.
Serves 4 adults
1-2 lb large smoked sausage link (polish sausage will work as well, depends on your taste)
2 cans of leafed spinach, drained (fresh spinach is even better!)
1 clove of garlic or 1/2 tsp of minced garlic
1 TBS of oil
Heat oil in large frying pan on medium to medium-low heat. Add garlic to oil and cook gently so oil has added flavor, about 1-2 minutes. Slice sausage into 4 servings, add to frying pan. If you like your sausage lightly brown where it's just actually heated, add drained spinach right away. If you like yours browned more thoroughly, cook sausage on medium heat in oil for about 2-3 minutes, rolling it around in the pan softly so it will brown evenly (or at least on more than one side). Once spinach is added, turn heat down to low and allow to simmer for about 5 minutes.
Nice thing about this recipe is that the spinach will absorb the garlic and the sausage flavor. My husband and I love the spinach. My children, of course don't. So, we alternate this recipe. One time we do it with the spinach, the next time we do it with the green beans which is the kid's favorite.
For side dishes, we have done simple rice, mashed potatoes, or some kind of simple pasta
Use green beans instead of spinach.
If your not a big garlic fan, try using a different seasoning like simple onion or some Mrs. Dash with Seasoned Pepper.
If you don't happen to have sausage, just try it with simple hot dogs and see how your family likes it.