Slow cooker Italian sausage agrodolce (recipe in the comments)
Salad with balsamic vinegar
Yet another Wegman's Menu magazine recipe that's totally amazing. This is very Italian, but unlike anything else we make - hard to imagine. The sweetness of the sauce, cut with the acidic vinegar and slightly bitter cabbage is AMAZING. Served over egg noodles with a bit of butter you could take over small nations with this recipe. And the house smells wonderful all day! Fantastic :)
Chopping: Cabbage, onions
Time: 20 minutes to prep, 10 hours to cook
Make ahead: Yep.
"Really, this would work better than WMDs."
The kid report:
Totally enthralled - especially with the sausage and the raisins, but in general very positive responses.