oh yeah, I remember the cabbage diet, Spork. I think it was in the '70's.
Andouille sausage would be too spicy for my taste, but maybe not for you.
lubos, thank you for sharing your authentic recipe, along with the pictures. It looks wonderful! I like the idea of some sour cream in it, I might try that next time. My father's family came from Germany, and my mother's family came from Ireland.
Dad did a sauerkraut and pork rib soup with tomatoes and small white beans that was delish!!