|Bicultural Mama with a custom-made sausage meal at|
the Hillshire Farm booth -- BlogHer 2012.
Photo: Maria Adcock
When I attended the BlogHer12 conference in New York City earlier this month, I visited the Hillshire Farm booth in the Expo center. Hillshire Farm created this impressive set up where conference participants could have chefs create meals of their choice right away. I tried it out and within minutes I was eating a delicious mini meal made with Hillshire Farm sausage.
Growing up in a Chinese household, we did not eat Polska (Polish) Kielbasa or deli meats. The only sausage we ate was Chinese sausage and if we had a sandwich it was made with Chinese barbeque pork. I never bought Hillshire Farm products until I was an adult – specifically, after I had a baby.
As new moms know, once you have a baby your free time is zero. Cooking was another chore to add to the never ending list, so I looked for short cuts. I bought Hillshire Farm sausage because I had a coupon and these sausages were pre-cooked (i.e. time-saver).
I found a recipe on the internet called “Sausage and Peppers.” I used Hillshire Farm Polska Kielbasa in the dish. When hubby got home I proudly told him I had made an “American” meal (which to me was any meal that I did not grow up with). Hubby kindly pointed out that it wasn’t really “American” since I was using "Polish" sausage and that “Sausage and Peppers” was a traditional Italian recipe (which by the way requires Italian Sweet Sausage, not Polska Kielbasa). In other words, I ended up with a fusion dish (hey, America a melting pot so this fits). Hubby ate all the Polska Kielbasa and admitted it was tasty.
Now for the good stuff…
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Disclosure: I received two Hillshire Farm coupons for free product (same as the giveaway prize). Now I can experiment with more fusion dishes. All opinions expressed are solely those of the author.