This recipe is for a casserole that I threw together over the Christmas holiday when we had a commitment-free evening - which I must say, were few and far between!
The lovely thing about this dish is that it can be customized easily. I have made it with sliced sweet Italian chicken sausage, and have made it vegetarian. Last night, since I didn’t have sausage, I included grated fresh zucchini, and it was delicious!
My family and I were at our friend’s Rose and David’s house for a wonderful get-together last weekend. As usual, we all had a wonderful time visiting with our old friends and thoroughly enjoying the fantastic food made by Rose.
The recipe below is my version of a nut bread recipe (but completely different) which is in my mom’s Better Homes and Gardens cookbook from the 1960’s. I love to take the old classics and dress them up a bit, shall we say.
This recipe came from my sister-in-law Lisa, who’s cooking I have always admired. Lisa and her husband Eric are raising their two granddaughters for the next year while their daughter and son-in-law serve in Afghanistan. Needless to say, Lisa is a busy woman and a master at cooking up something delicious for dinner in a hurry! So, I thought all you busy parents out there might enjoy this quick, tasty and simple soup. Enjoy!
Yesterday was a work-in-the-yard day for me. I finally had the time to clean out the vegetable garden of last year’s growth. It was satisfying to see all that lovely dirt sans weeds and snails that had been hiding under the dead tomato plants.
Yesterday was one of those extremely busy days where you wonder if accomplishing everything on the to-do list is even realistic. Unfortunately for me, one of the items on the list was going to the dentist to start work on a crown. Everything went as well as can be expected for something that most people, including myself, dread. But going to the grocery store for dinner supplies with the left side of my face numb to my ear was not on the to-do list.