Pork Sausage Stew
Combine broth, 1-cup water, pepper, bay leaf and vegetables, except potatoes, in a 4-quart saucepot. Simmer, covered, 10 minutes. Add potatoes; cook until vegetables are tender. Remove bay leaf. Mix 2 tbsp. of water with flour; stir into vegetables. Add sausages and cook for 15 minutes. Add salt and top each serving with cheese.
Soups and stews make for quick, cheap meals. Simmer on these hot ideals for a palate-pleasing pottage.