Daily Archives: August 11, 2008

Quick Sausage and Sauce over Fresh Linguine Pasta

  This is my donkey’s tail.  I planted 6 short tails last spring and this is how pretty mama’s little donkey is just a year later.   Its a fun plant to grow because when it drops any of its little pieces, I just drop them back into the soil.  These begin growing in no time.  I’ve learned the amount of water it requires to keep it from thinking its time to multiply.

When I got back yesterday after being away 10 days I watered all my plant babies (although my son had been by to water them).  I think my donkey’s tail wanted to reach up and hug me.   I’ve never seen it look like this.  Normally it hangs.  I guess it just missed me.

After a day back to work I wanted something relatively easy but yummy for dinner.    Do you use the Hillshire Farms Kielbassa or Sausage?  I can’t buy them here but buy them when I’m in the states and keep some in my freezer.  I used the Turkey Kielbassa this time.  The fat content is lower than usual sausage and its so tasty.     I sliced up some green pepper, 2 stalks of celery, about 1/4 of a sweet onion and sauted them in a fry pan with some olive oil.  I cooked that until the onions were softening and yellowy and then I added about 1/2 the sausage sliced diagnally.  I stirred everything together and cooked until the sausage was slightly browned.  Then I added approximately 1/2 jar of sweet and sour sauce (you can adjust to your liking) stirring it altogether as well as about 1/2 cup of water to that and continued cooking to heat through.  You can add a dash or two of tabasco sauce if you’d like a little heat.  I served it over some fresh linguine pasta along with a fresh salad.  Very fast and very yum!

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A Little Humour to Share

I’m back to work today after 3 weeks.  This is not fun.  Going back never is.   Not only does it mark the end of this vacation stretch, it marks a closer spot to the end of summer too.  Working in a College its the beginning of working through another new semester.  *sigh*.   I sure did have a good time.   But that doesn’t mean that fun has to end right?  There’s plenty of fun you just have to continue to make and enjoy it. 

I was sent this little funny today and I wanted to share it with you.  

One day God was looking down at earth and saw all of the
> misbehaving that was going on. So he called one of his angels to go to
> Earth for a time.
>
> When he returned, the angel told God, “Yes, it is bad on
> Earth; 95% are misbehaving and only 5% are not.”
>
> God thought for a moment and said , “Maybe I had better
> send down another angel to get a second opinion”
>
> So God called another angel and sent him to Earth for a
> time too.
>
> When the angel returned he went to God and said, “Yes,
> it’s true. The Earth is in decline; 95% are misbehaving, but 5% are
> being good.”
>
> God was not pleased. So he decided to e-mail the 5% who
> were good, because he wanted to encourage them, give them a little
> something to help them keep going.
>
> Do you know what the e-mail said?
>
> No?
>
> Okay, just checking with you. I didn’t get one either…

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