Care Package

Hubby’s grandma is currently recovering from surgery. Thankfully all went well and she is at home being cared for by my mother in law. Since we can’t be there with her as she is over three hours away we made up a little care package with some goodies.


We included the most delicious Air Buns that use this recipe.

Also included are Oatmeal Date Sandwich Cookies from one of my favourite cooking websites Mennonite Girls Can Cook.

Lastly we included a batch of Cabbage Borscht using my recipe which is below.

Get a big pot. You’re going to make a large batch of soup. Put in coconut oil, carrots, onions and celery and get it heating over medium high heat.


Next add in your diced Mennonite farmers sausage. This time I used a cooked sausage but I also use an uncooked sausage which I take out of the casing and crumble.


Once that has a chance to brown up add in the vinegar and scrape up any bits on the bottom of the pan. When you first add the vinegar stand back a bit or your will get a most unpleasant facial. Once you have the bits lifted add potatoes and cabbage.


It will look like you have a lot of cabbage but it shrinks.


Next add I your stock. I didn’t have quite enough stock on hand which doesn’t happen often. But when it does I use Better than Bouillon because of its more natural ingredients.


Finish with your tomato soup and season.


Cabbage Borscht

2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
4 Carrots cut bite size
1/2 medium onion cut bite size
2 ribs celery cut bite size
1 1/2 cup Mennonite farmers sausage cut bite size
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup vinegar
4 potatoes cut bite size
1 medium cabbage shredded
10 cups chicken stock
2 cans tomato soup
Dill to taste ( I use 2-3 Tbsp dried)

Enjoy! Maybe there is someone in your life who needs a care package. Perhaps a new mom or just someone who’s day you’d like to brighten.

What do you like to put into a care package?

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