Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sunday Sundries 5-24-09

What's that old adage..."when life gives you lemons, make lemonade." Yesterday we went to the local vegetable farm to pick up a few things that we needed and they had some beautiful juice oranges on sale. So of course I had to pick a batch of them up. So in my case, "when the LORD puts oranges on sale for you, make orange juice!" Boy did it taste great this morning with our breakfast. Fresh is definitely the best.

After a relaxing but full day yesterday, I really wasn't in the mood to cook. So here's a quick little something that I made to satisfy our hungry family. It's a one pot meal that can easily be served up two ways.

Italian Sausage & Onions
1 lb. Italian sausage
1/2 an onion, sliced
1/2 Tblsp. olive oil

Slice a pound of Italian sausage into rounds & place into a medium size skillet. Heat until browned.

Once sausage has browned, drain grease. Add 1/2 Tblsp. olive oil to skillet. Return meat to pan and add onions. Saute until onions are golden. (feel free to season with salt & pepper at this point if you like.)

Serve meat and onions as a sandwich or with left over pasta noodles. Garnish with fresh sliced tomatoes.

Click HERE for printable recipe

Today was one of those "Crockin' Kind Of Days." Last night was a long one, I didn't get to bed until after midnight, so instead of trying to figure out what to make for Sunday lunch or spend money on going out to eat, I pulled out my trusty friend "Ivy" (yes, I named my crock pot...and yes her name came from the leaves on the design *grin*) and let her go to work for me while we were at service.

I already had some precooked ground beef, so I threw that in the pot, added in tomatoes and spices and voila! Spaghetti sauce was born. After we got home from Church, all I had to do was boil water to make my spaghetti noodles. Quick, easy and oh so tasty.

Hubby, son and my Dad have all taken off for a few hours to have some "guy time" down at the rifle range. So with the house to myself (except for our well privileged cats & dogs that is) I am going to catch up on some quiet reading time.


Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

Reading time~that is where I am headed right now. I am reading a good Amish book. I plan on getting a jump start on the day tomorrow~weeding my garden!
Hope you have a great Holiday~

Mrs. B, a very peculiar person said...

Fresh squeezed orange juice, definately a favorite in home.