Basic Leeks and Cabbage

I consider this recipe to be a basic formula to which you can add anything to dress it up!  I've listed some ideas below and get creative adding your own!  Let me know if you come up with a good one ;)

1 bunch of leeks, cleaned and sliced thinly
½ to 1 head cabbage, cored and shredded
2-4+ TBLS butter
1-3 garlic cloves, minced
salt and pepper to taste
optional: crumbled bacon, blue cheese, minced apple, ground cumin and/or other dried/fresh herbs to taste

Bring large pot of water to boil.  Add leeks and cabbage and bring to boil.  Simmer 3 minutes.  Drain well.  Rinse in cold water.  Drain again.  Heat butter in large skillet on medium.  Sauté garlic briefly, stirring.  Add cabbage, leeks, & optional apple.  Sauté 5-10 minutes until tender and hot though.  Season to taste with salt and pepper and optional additional flavorings/ingredients.