A hearty meal before I go

One of my favorite meats is sweet Italian sausage. I love it on pizza, on a bun, or like below, as the base for a pasta sauce.

In this case I used a little butter to saute the sausage and once there was a little color on them I added half an onion and half a Bell pepper. Once the onions were translucent I added the jar of tomato sauce you can see in the upper right.

Sure, it's not as good as real home-made sauce but I'm lazy and it's good enough for me. I only add a little spice to the sauce after that since the sausage adds a little zest already. Just some paprika and thyme.

I'm looking forward to some kayaking over the next few days but it'll be wet since there's a lot of rain forecast. Nothing like cold rain to make sure you paddle fast--just to keep warm!

Comments

kenju said…
I love those sausages too, Dave, and I put them in spaghetti sauce or grill them and serve on a bun. Ummmmm, good!

Michele sent me - and now I am hungry again!
Teresa said…
I love Italian sausage! I've never been able to make a good sauce though, so a jar is always the choice. With Italian sausage I like to add some anise to the sauce.

I'm hungry tonight...
Looks quite delicous just as is---even before the tomatoe sauce has been added....

About Hanukkah...It was certainly an important Holiday in our house and as Important Jewish Holidays go, it is right up there with all the rest! What made you think it wasn't that important? It absolutely was and is!
Anonymous said…
Looks delicious...and sounds like a great trip. Would love to kayaking...or white water rafting this weekend! Hmm...can you blog from your kayak? :)
sage said…
Sounds good! So does Kayaking. Is there enough rapids left on the Haw River to make it worthwhile anymore (last time I paddled it was around 1980, they were logging and the waters for the B. Evertt Jordan lake was beginning to back up. You'll have to tell us about your river trips.
srp said…
Michele this time.
Kayaking sounds good, lots of good pictures. Rain yes, but it is warm and should it cool down.... I SEE FOG IN YOUR FUTURE.... love fog, love fog pictures. Have to run... got the girl back from college and she is going to cook supper.... oh, boy! Also she has done zero shopping as her last exam was Wednesday. So I am out into the lines. I WLL NOT GO TO WALMART TODAY!!! (keep repeating this)
surcie said…
I'm not a sausage person, but I bet that smells good. Will you be posting kayaking photos?
kenju said…
I still love the idea of the sausage, but I went to Chick Fil A with my daughter and granddaughter for lunch and it didn't agree with me - so now I cannot even consider the sausage!!

Michele sent me.
Anonymous said…
Here from Michele

I add sausage to my spaghetti sauce....but also love it on a bun with grilled onions and peppers....

glad to have met you.

donna
craziequeen said…
Keep warm in that there kayak, Dave....

Greetings of the Season to you and yours :-)

cq
Michele sent me this holiday weekend.
I know it looks like I skipped you..,,(here from Michele...)BUT I didn't, cause here I am! (lol) We posted at the same time...!
That pan of beautiful food STILL looks gorgeous to me, my dear....Much Good Cheer for the Holkiday Season. MERRY CHRISTMAS, dear Dave!
Nikki-ann said…
I couldn't eat it myself (for various reasons), but that does look delicious!

Enjoy the kayaking!
donna said…
Thanks for re-doing the math and realizing my true age...appreciate the visits.
Foster Dogs said…
Wow, that looks delicious, made our mouths water! Here via Michele's.
Claire said…
I don't like sausage but have to say that looks darn good! Have a great time kayaking and I hope you have a great Christmas!

Michele sent me over this time!
Catherine said…
That makes me feel hungry. Michele sent me to tell you to have a great Christmas - kayaking and all.
Pearl said…
A rain to make one paddle fast. I can relate to that. Throw in a bit of lightning and I can cut the paddle in at sonic speed. ;)
Rick said…
Looks good. And that's coming from a guy from Jersey.

Happy holidays!
magz said…
Ahhhh, the seasonal joys..
My very best wishes to you dear man, may your holidays be warm and tasty and good.
Big hugs and Christmas smooches David!
Catherine said…
Michele sent me back again. That sausage still looks good!
scrappintwinmom said…
Yum. Here via Michele!
Tara said…
Merry Christmas, Dave!
Bob-kat said…
That sure looks tasty to me!

Hope you have a great time kayaking! Merry Christmas.

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