Some days I want nothing more than to while away my weekend afternoon in the kitchen, baking one scrumptious recipe after another. Or maybe it's the perfect weather for a cook-all-day stew. Other times I want to get in and out of the kitchen, and it's all in the name of tasty efficiency. It really depends on time, motivation, inspiration and how hungry everyone is!

During the week, I tend to lean towards quick meals, because between my son's soccer and karate practices, and just plain life in general, it sometimes seems like we're moving at warp speed. The one constant? No matter how much time we have, we all sit down together for the meal. House rule.


When I spied this recipe for a Potato Kielbasa Skillet in an issue of Taste of Home magazine, I knew it would be a perfect weeknight supper. Nearly a one-pot meal, it keeps the fuss and muss out of the kitchen and is a simple enough dinner that it will please even the pickiest of eaters (no ick factor with weird sauces here). It's also a great way to sneak in a little bit 'o green veg to boot.

See the recipe for Potato Kielbasa Skillet here (free registration required, but it's painless, I promise!).