This is the time to start thinking about a nice dinner to serve while celebrating.
- 1 tbsp. of olive oil
- 2 lbs. of your favourite sausage (Bratwurst etc.)
- 3 small red onions (about 1 lb. or so)peeled and sliced into 1/4 inch rounds
- 1 1/2 lbs. fresh thyme leaves
- salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Place a large saute pan over medium heat. When hot, add the oil and sausages, pricked every few inches with a knife point and cooked until browned. Turn the sausages over, and again, prick as you did the first side and cook until browned. This should take about 10-15 minutes, depending on the size of the sausage chosen.
Now, transfer the sausage to a baking pan and place in the oven, leaving the fat in in the pan and add the onions and stir. Add 1/2 cup water and scrape up all the brown bits in the bottom of the pan and cook for about 18 minutes. Add another 1/2 cup of water if the pan becomes really dry. These should be cooked for about 15-18 minutes.
Remove the lid and stir in thyme. Season with salt and pepper and add the sausage on top.
Serve this with sauerkraut and rye bread. Could be fun! Oh yeah, almost forgot the beer…lots of beer.