Anatomy of a Friday Night Dinner

Friday Night Spicy Chicken Sausages with Baked Beans and Kale Salad

1. Procure 6-8 good quality Italian-spiced chicken sausages.

2. Fry in a skillet for 10-12 minutes until brown and cooked through.

3. Pour wine.

4. While sausages are frying, chop up some kale into shreds. Toss with olive oil, tablespoon or two of chopped shallots, handful grated Pecorino, squeeze of lemon, salt, pepper.

5. Heat up some canned baked beans, preferably Bush’s original.

6. Serve everything with a dollop of whole grain mustard.

*PS: Iris is our dog. She’s not Hasidic. That was iphone’s autocorrect for “has gone.” Obviously.

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Looks yummy, but I must disagree on the beans. B+M vegetarian are the best- way better than Bush’s.


Love this post. And I love how easy this dinner looks. We eat sausages all the time in our house and tell our toddler and 5yo that they are called “fancy hot dogs.”


Yes and that’s what I love about your blog! I am reminded how easy it is each time I stop by! 🙂

Jessica @ Stay at Home-ista

We recently had a similar interaction, except the sausages were done on the indoor grill, we needed beer, and the auto-correct changed “blue suv” to something indistinguishable as a word, so my husband was waiting at the train station for way too long looking for the other car!


Chris H.

Love your Blog! A quick tip- if you DO break out the grill and want to do a can of beans, open said beans (remove paper lable from outside, if there is any) and place on grill… This gives them a nice, smoky, meaty flavor, and they never overcook! An old camping trick… Chris (from Houston)


Isn’t predictive text awesome? This does look like the perfect kind of Friday night dinner – and we always keep one or two cans of Bush’s on hand just for meals like these.


What’s classier than celebrating your birthday with a Manhattan? Check the fridge for a refreshing, age appropriate treat.

The Open Suitcase

Our CSA begins pickups next week. Let the kale parade begin! The simple preparation included in this recipe sounds delicious. Can’t wait to try it.