With weather getting warmer in the Northern Hemisphere, not everyone would think first thing of baking. However, I believe there’s never a bad time for Pecan Bread! It’s delicious and I make ours in a bread machine! Not a hot job! . . .
It’s Spring! YAY!!!
While I earnestly believe that change can start at anytime (see my return article, Time to Jump Back In!), Spring is the perfect time to ramp oneself back up, again.
Fresh air! Birds singing! Daffodils blooming! Spring always gives me a fresh burst of energy.
The last couple of years have been a crazy run of one medical problem after another – actually all tied together. The whole thing seriously wore me down.
What this ordeal taught us is that most of our medical ills, including my lifelong struggle with Crohn’s Disease, have been caused by, or, at the very least, kerfuffled by diet.
Mr. Nest and I have become increasingly awareof what we’re eating these days. We’ve learned first hand how the foods we eat hold power over the quality of our daily lives and health.
It’s been a gradual transition, and sometimes it has taken a bit of ingenuity. Happily, every good choice has become another piece in the puzzle of a healthier, better, perhaps longer life. And we’re loving the new decisions we’re making!
We now live with less aches and pains, no bloat or fuzzy-headedness. We’re more comfortable, slimmer and sharper.
“GLUTEN-FREE” FIRST SHOWED UP ON OUR RADARa few years ago, but we were hesitant to try something so drastic. After all, who wants to sacrifice any of life’s great pleasures – like french toast, fried oysters (the breading) and the rare, deliriously enjoyed, apple cinnamon doughnut?
But, it wasn’t easy to stay away from the idea. Articles and recipes were popping up everywhere! Information and questions percolated in the back of my mind.
This post is brought to you thanks to Monsieur Nest.
The other day, I commented in passing to my husband “Making sausage without casings is so ridiculously easy, I don’t know why more people don’t just make it themselves. It’s as easy as creating a good meatloaf!” This wasn’t the non sequitur it seems. I was cooking at the time, making Sausage, Peppers and Onion (homemade sausage!).
His reply, “So, you’re going to write about it, right?”
As I worked in the kitchen earlier in the day, I wasn’t thinking about taking pictures or writing anything up. I was just lovin’ making my own sausage. Partly because it’s such a nifty thing to do. Partly because I love experimenting with flavor palettes. But mostly because it is impossible to know everything that’s been churned into most ready-made sausages. As delicious as they are, many (most?) of the things on the label (not to mention the details they leave off!) are not all that great for you.
I had not planned to share this dish with anyone. It’s very basic and, quite honestly, I don’t have any good photos of it.
But, Mr. Nest urged me to share Homemade Sausage – As Easy as Meatloaf! with you. Naturally, that meant sharing the dish I was making at the time. This one pot meal is really yummy whether you use ready-made sausages or make your own!