Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. (James 1:17)

Sauerkraut (German New Year’s)

2 Lbs. Sauerkraut (in a can or jar)

2-3 Apples

2 Onions, chopped (white or yellow)

2 Tbsp. Butter or Oil

1 Bay Leaf

1 Clove or Juniper Berry

Salt and Pepper to taste

2 Cups White Wine

1 Potato, peeled and grated


Drain sauerkraut, blanch in boiling water for 5 minutes, then drain again. Peel, core, and chop apples. Sauté onion in butter or oil; add apples. Combine with sauerkraut; add bay leaf, clove, salt and pepper to taste. Add white wine and simmer 1-2 hours, stirring occasionally. After 1-2 hours, add grated potato and continue cooking until desired degree of dryness. Serves 8 or more.