Wow, the pandemic. Who knew in 21st century America there would be a food shortage due to a virus outbreak. The grocery store is bleak and barren. Meals are planned as food is available. What a change two weeks can make. Guess meal planning is gonna be very tricky for a while.
Having scored a package of polish sausage links my mind immediately ran through all the meals I could possibly make with sausage links that A) ingredients can be found for B) not something I had already made and C) stretched the sausage out into two meals. What was settled on was a meal saved for the next time we went to visit the meat eating family Fried Cabbage with sausage and mashed potatoes. Oh well, there is plenty of time to find another new meat meal for them.
Um, no bacon. Knowing the bacon was a key ingredient to this dish, bacon grease was substituted instead. Good thing there are two 28 oz cans of bacon grease in the fridge. All other steps were the same.
Scaled for Likability: Good
The cabbage was seared too long resulting in a slightly burnt taste. I like slightly burnt foods: popcorn, toast, tortillas, veggies. Table counterparts, not so much. With enough buttery mashed potatoes, the burnt taste was almost indistinguishable from all of the other flavors. Similar to Jesse's Special, this was more of a fancy version with the bacon and the charred cabbage. It is a keeper recipe for just such occasions.