In a heavy casserole or dutch oven, brown some brats or kielbasa or any other mild garlicky sausage on all sides. Once browned, remove from the pot and set aside. add a little more oil to your pot and saute a very thinly sliced onion and some minced garlic until just getting color. Add a small, shredded head of cabbage and cook for about 5-7 minutes until starting to become soft, translucent. Season all of this with a generous amount of pepper, and salt to taste. Pour in a bottle of beer and add your sausages back on top. Cover and set in a 350 degree oven for about an hour or until the potatoes are quite done. Tasty. I like to take the leftovers and make a sandwich with the sausage and top it with the cabbage/onion mixture.
I made a spur of the moment bread at work today. Martha and I were doing ciabatta and we forgot to stop making tiny rolls. We had made four extra, accidental "whole rolls" (100 g of dough folded over once on itself and sealed, ready to be cut in half to make a tiny roll.) and instead of throwing them away, I stretched them out and braided them into a nice braid and we spritzed it with water and sprinkled it with sesame seeds. It was pretty delicious and looked quite nice. I wish that I would have had a camera with me. All I had was my phone, so I took a picture with that, but haven't figured out how to post those yet. If anyone wants to see it let me know I'll send you a pic. Tastewise, it was really nice and nutty, perfectly complimented with a simple topping of fresh tomato, sea salt, and black pepper. I hope that we get to a place where we make them available at the shop. Maybe a bread of the month or something. peace