www.KansasFarmer.com - September 2008 13 Lifestyle Perfect for potluck E VERYONE is busy in the fall. That’s why potluck parties are a great way to get together with friends and family while keeping the work involved to a minimum. When everyone brings a favorite dish, it is a wonderful way to taste each other’s much-loved recipes. If you use a recipe that’s quick and easy to prepare — and tastes even better reheated — you’ll be all set! Hearty Sausage and Rice Casserole combines mushroom soup with seasoned white and wild rice mix, mushrooms, pork sausage, and cheddar cheese for a satisfying dish that’s sure to please a crowd. For more popular potluck recipes, visit www.campbellskitchen.com. or until rice is tender. Stir mixture before serving. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Makes six servings. Easy substitution For an extra-special touch, substitute one package (8 ounces) baby portobello mushrooms, sliced, for sliced mushrooms. Hearty Sausage and Rice Casserole 1 1 pound bulk pork sausage package (8 ounces) sliced mushrooms 2 stalks celery, coarsely chopped (about 1 cup) 1 large red pepper, coarsely chopped (about 1 cup) 1 large onion, coarsely chopped (about 1 cup) 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves, crushed ¹⁄₂ teaspoon dried marjoram leaves, crushed 1³⁄₄ cups chicken broth 1 can (10 ³⁄₄ ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup 1 box (6 ounces) seasoned long-grain and wild rice mix 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (about 4 ounces) Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Cook bulk pork sausage in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until sausage is well browned, stirring often. Pour off any fat. Add sliced mushrooms, celery, pepper, onion, thyme, marjoram and seasoning packet from rice blend to skillet and cook until vegetables are tender-crisp. Stir together sausage mixture, chicken broth, cream of mushroom soup, rice blend and ½ cup cheese in 13-by-9-by-2inch shallow baking dish. Cover. Bake at 375 degrees F for one hour RUBES PROVEN VALUE The Buhler Versatile 2000 Series 4WD is available with 335 and 375 horsepower. It is manufactured with one of the most proven powertrain combinations in the industry today. The reliable Cummins QSM 11 L engine meets the stringent Tier 3 NOx emissions requirements and is approved for B5 biodiesel. Developed horsepower is transferred from the engine through either a mechanical 12 x 4 Quadshift III transmission or by the optional 12 x 2 Powershift transmission. The outboard planetary ﬁnal drives ensure efﬁcient delivery of performance in the ﬁeld. The combination of engine-transmission-axle provides rugged durability and dependability under demanding operating conditions and represents over 40 years of proven value and performance. Buhler Versatile Inc. 888.524.1003 :: firstname.lastname@example.org :: www.buhler.com Visit your local Buhler Versatile dealer or www.buhler.com.