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sausage with apples and potatoesMondays on Main St. means a simple meal without a lot of prep time.

It’s about getting dinner on the table quickly with not a lot of fuss or fanfare.

The recipes are simple and easy to follow.  And, easily changed to suit you or your family’s tastes.

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I’m not sure how your week is shaping up, buy mine seems like it’s going to be a bit of a whirlwind. The gusts of wind will be manageable, but there will be some busy days and evenings for sure.

If you feel your own whirlwind coming on, you may want to insert this simple apple sausage and potato recipe into your weekly menu plan.

And, just in case you missed the first installment of Mondays on Main St., it’s right here.

Okay my friends, let’s get started.

First things first, set your oven temperature to 425 degrees.  That was easy, wasn’t it?

adding maple syrup to apples

Next, take out a small-mid sized mixing bowl and add three peeled, chopped apples.  To the apples add 2 tbsp of pure maple syrup (please, no pancake syrup here…save that for Saturday morning).

adding whole grain mustard to apples

To the same bowl, add two tbsp of whole grain mustard and one tbsp of cider vinegar.

apple mustard mixture

Use a mixing spoon to combine the apples, maple syrup, whole grain mustard and cider vinegar.  The whole thing should smell lovely at this point.

And by the way, if you have a kitchen assistant (for example, one of your children) stirring the apple-maple mixture would be a great way for them to help make tonight’s dinner.

sausage apples and potatoesSpread the apple-maple mixture, 1 1/2 lb of apple-sausage (cut into 1 1/2-2 inch pieces) and 1 lb of small potatoes (Yukon golds would be a great choice) onto a rimmed baking sheet.

Season everything with a little kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.  Roast in your pre-heated oven for 40 minutes, stirring twice.

The potatoes should be fork-tender.

sausage with potatoes and applesYou can add a little chopped, flat leaf (Italian) parsley to the finished dish if you wish.  If adding something green terrifies your children, please leave it out!

sausage with potatoes and applesI was thinking that I may try this same basic recipe, but replace the apple sausage with chicken thighs.  What do you think?

Let me know how you do this evening and if the sweet apple flavors are a hit or a miss.  Fingers crossed.

Sweet Apple Sausage with Potatoes

Ingredients

1 1/2 lb apple sausage (I purchased mine at Whole Foods), cut into 1 1/2-2 inch pieces

3 firm apples (I used Gala), peeled and chopped

2 tbsp pure maple syrup

2 tbsp whole grain mustard

1 tbsp cider vinegar

1 lb small potatoes (small Yukon Gold or the Teeny Tiny Potatoes from Trader Joes), cut in half if needed and skin left on

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Flat leaf parsley, chopped (optional)

Method

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Combine apples, maple syrup, mustard and cider vinegar in a bowl, stirring to combine.

Place apple mixture, apple sausage and potatoes onto a rimmed baking sheet and season with salt and black pepper.

Roast for 40 minutes, stirring twice during roasting time.

Serve with chopped parsley if desired.

Serves: 4

Allison

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