This menu came about by the fact that components of what I had earlier planned for tonight’s meal were not available. I try not to get discouraged by that type of situation: I simply improvise in a different direction. This is kind-of a soup, kind-of a thick stew. Either way, it turned out delicious if I do say so, and was a great “save.”

Stew of hot Italian sausage, and cabbage braised with mirepoix, garlic,
vegetable stock, and tomatoes, served with whole wheat fusilli, garnished with
Parmegiano Regianno
Fresh wheat roll

Honeycrisp apple wedges