We have some frozen cooked sausages left over from a summer bbq that need to be used. I have been doing some sausage recipe searches and found Italian Sausage Stew (also known as Happy Husband Maker!) on Not Quite Nigella. No my sausages are not Italian (at all) but they are very delicious and I just added some leek, thyme and chilli as extras to the original recipe.
The recipe is really quite a basic stew recipe with onion, garlic, tinned tomatoes, chicken stock, olives and carrots. What attracted me to the recipe was the addition of pearl cous cous for the final cooking stage.
It was a really delicious hearty stew, and either though it wasn't Irish Stew, I think it was a fitting dinner for St. Pats Day :)
And yes I believe it did make my husband happy.