But golly, it made a lot of mashed potatoes.
I had a casserole idea tickling away at the back of my brain. I read recipes all the time for my job and although I can't pinpoint it, I'm sure that's where I got this idea. I've got lots of sauerkraut in my freezer, so I'm playing around with it and seeing what else I can do besides cook it with pork.
This time, I mixed white sauce with mushrooms with a jar of sauerkraut and spread the mashed potatoes on top to make a shepherd's-pie-like casserole.
We ate it with peas on the side for a recent supper. It was good, but not transcendent. Can I expect transcendent in January? This part of winter seems to go on forever - or maybe that's just my chest cold talking.