You’re so tangy and tart,
So cabbagey smart.
You make me pucker my cheeks,
While cooking, you reek.
With hot dogs, kielbasa, or corned beef,
You reign pungent, supreme.
Filed under Prose & Poetry
Tagged as humorous, poetry, sauerkraut
Very cute & clever!
Thanks, P.I. Many of my funny ones are short. Thanks for commenting!
If you really want to drive a non-sauerkraut loving family nuts, try making your own kraut. I think the smell of it fermenting is fine. I’m told I’m crazy. I love the stuff. Hey, Karen, have you eaten sauerkraut relish? Served icy cold, it is a wonderful summer treat.
I’ve never made my own, but I’ve smelled it cooking! I’ve never heard of the relish…can you get that in the grocery store?
No, you can’t get the relish in a store but it is easy enough to make and it keeps a long time in the fridge. Next time I’m downstairs, I’ll get the recipe and print it here.
This recipe for kraut relish or salad came from an elderly east European friend many years ago. It is great for a summer barbecue but is good any time you want something crisp and tangy to cut the heaviness of a meal.
1 large can kraut, rinsed if you wish, and drained
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped green peppers (I usually use part green and part red or orange to give it more color)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup (or less) sugar
1/2 cup cider vinegar
Dissolve the sugar in the vinegar. I usually heat it to make it dissolve faster and more thoroughly. Mix all the other ingredients together and pour sugar-vinegar mixture over it, chill for several hours to let the flavors blend. This keeps in a covered container for a couple of weeks or so in the fridge.
Wowza! This sounds a little toxic…but I’ll save it for the next time I have the kraut brewing! Thank you for sharing this recipe, Esther.
I like sauerkraut and all of my kids eat it. I guess it’s the German side of us. Cute poem, Karen.
Love the stuff! I have no German in me (that I’m aware) but it doesn’t stop me from enjoying it.
I was raised on sauerkraut and love it. Great ode to sauerkraut!
Oh, my German neighbors here in the Shenandoah Valley would love that. Sauerkraut is a favorite around here. Very funny, Karen. Now I know how you relieve stress 🙂
Thanks, Elizabeth. Yes, great reliever of stress – writing or art.
I’m not a great fan of sauerkraut, but I love the poem.
just had some on a Rueban – Reuben – whatever – sammich! MMMM!
Best sandwich ever invented! I love a Reuben!
love the poem by the way!
I can almost smell it, Karen!
Ha, ha! Thanks, Jarm.
I’m not a kraut fan, but I am a Karen fan!! 😉
Oh, Denise, you please me! Thanks for commenting!
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