Poverty porridge

Okay, the title is a bit of a smart alec remark.  But sometimes, eating foods that are extremely easy on the wallet is good for us, in many ways.  But, I’ll admit, some of them aren’t exactly exciting fare that will get my friends and relatives to all come knocking on my door when they are being served.

One such meal is boiled turnips and carrots with sausage, and let me forewarn you…it’s very little sausage.  About the same amount as a single hot dog is in the entire dish, and the dish will provide 6 servings when served with couscous or some brown rice.

Turnips and carrots with sausage

  • 2 medium to large turnips, scrubbed, with tops removed
  • 4 carrots, ends removed
  • about 6″ of Conecuh brand sausage, original or spicy
  • water


Dice the turnips into 1/2″ dices, and slice the carrots thinly with a knife.  Cut the sausage into slices as thin as possible.  Place turnips, carrots and sausage into medium saucepan, and add water just to barely cover.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20-40 minutes, until turnips and carrots are tender.

To serve: place about 1/2 c. of cooked rice or couscous in a bowl and top with about 3/4 c. of vegetable mixture.  Makes about 6 servings.

About giascott

Writer, blogger, cook, grandmother, mother, wife, radio personality, outdoor enthusiast, dog enthusiast, crafter, artist, and part-time nut~~I've earned a lot of t-shirts in my day! I'm one of those crazy independent women who can cut down a tree, build you a shed, sew you a dress, cook your dinner, make some soap, pitch a tent, build a fire, catch some fish, dig in the garden, chase a kid or two, write you a poem, paint you a picture, and a dozen other things...just don't ask me to sing! I'm also embarking on a relatively new portion of my life, one of being disabled. I'm learning some lessons along the way about a lot of things too.
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