My Fireman has seemingly found his way in the CB kitchen. I have been hard at work to provide him with super simple recipes, with short ingredient lists and easy to understand preparation guidelines, and I must say- he has completely impressed me. This one I pinned off of the Cooking Light Autumn Meals board. Of course, with a few changes per my suggestion and what I had on hand in the pantry, I helped guide my Fireman through the process. He needed very little assistance, thats for sure.
He hit a home run with this recipe. This casserole did great things for this pregnant belly.. and I didn’t even have to prepare it.
Instead of using one large baking dish for serving, he filled mini casserole dishes and sprinkled each with the shredded Swiss cheese and fresh thyme. When he went grocery shopping this week he found that buying a large block of cheese was cheaper than purchasing a bag of the shredded stuff. This isn’t always the case, but it worked out on this day to our advantage to shred the stuff himself. For the record, I did help him operate the food processor for shredding. He was completely floored that we didn’t have a box grater (like the one at the fire station, apparently). So, I was able to stand for a short time to help him assemble the grating blades before he kicked me back into bed.
Don’t skimp on the addition of using fresh thyme here. It completely brings the entire dish full circle to deliciousness. The combination of chicken sausage, fennel, thyme, and potatoes reminded me of Thanksgiving.
Ohh, I cannot wait for that meal to come. I can only imagine that size I’ll be at that time. The realization just hit me that I’ll be able to get just a few bites down before I, myself, am a stuffed turkey. I’ll have to plan my meal in stages that day.