Last night I made sour kraut and sausage for dinner. It's quick, easy, and always a winner.
What I didn't know when I got everything out to put it all in the pot was that I didn't have one of my regular ingredients. I generally cut up an apple for the kraut, but didn't have one. Absent an apple, I use 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce. Hmm. I suddenly realized I had neither. So, I tried something a little different and it was a real winner! I opened a can of crushed pineapple and added about 1/3 cup of it to the sour kraut. It worked! I also added one tablespoon of brown sugar (that's in my usual recipe) and let it all cook together with sausage for about an hour.
We serve this over a boiled potato that has been crushed in the bowl.
This new concoction was a real winner! I just may do this again - on purpose! Necessity is the Mother of Invention.