I haven’t had any time to blog. Not my normal excuse. Usually, it’s that I forget I even have a blog. This time, I know I have one but haven’t had time, except for a few moments now to update it.
So, here goes…what’s new? (and in no particular order)
- Working from home as an ad rep for a local magazine
- Adjusting to summer with three kids in varying degrees of maturity (kart wheel queen (10yr old), social butterfly (16yr old), finding a job and preparing for college (17yr old, tomorrow she will be an 18yr old)
- Yard work
- House work
- Trying to finish painting my house
I haven’t been cooking any photo friendly meals, though I did make a version of drunken noodles last night, with an Italian spin as opposed to the Asian flair. They were tasty. No pics but it basically went like this…
First, cut up a red, green and yellow pepper into 1/2 in. pieces. Slice mushrooms. Put all this in a bowl, drizzle with olive oil and Italian seasonings. Roast in 400° oven until starting to brown…I think it took about 20-30mins. (I really should write this stuff down when I’m cooking)
Then, brown 1lb Italian sausage (if links, remove from casing), season with Italian seasonings (heavy on the garlic and basil), and remove from pan.
Saute a diced onion in pan drippings. You could put the onion in with the veggies mentioned above, but I like to carmelize the onions in the sausage drippings.
Combine roasted veggies, sausage and onions in a bowl and add 2 packets of soy sauce (from Chinese take-out, cause I’m cheap and I save those just for this purpose), sprinkle with 1 T. of brown sugar (give or a take a bit) and you could use tomato sauce, but I used 1 T. of a Vidalia Onion Steak Sauce that tastes sort of like a cross between BBQ sauce, steak sauce and Teriyaki…it’s a local farm’s product and it’s so good on everything.
I mix that up, add it back to the roasting pan and heat in oven while I cook egg noodles.
Serve over the noodles. They didn’t seem too drunk. I don’t even know what “drunken noodles” are, so I’m not even sure how close a relation this dish is, but guess what I don’t care. It was cooler to call it that then just sausage and veggies over egg noodles.