10.14.2010

Yet Another Piece of Evidence that Blogging is...

COOL!
the best!
uplifting!
cheerful!
connecting!
lasting!

worthwhile.

Look what I found in my mailbox today...


My bloggy friend, Myya, mentioned awhile ago how much she loved these cool little pre-measured spices and recipe cards from McCormick. Always on the lookout for an easier and new way to approach dinner, I've kept my eye out for them every time I go to the grocery store...to no avail.

I nonchalantly mentioned to her the other day that I had finally found some, just not the one she had raved about. I had no angle in telling her that. I mostly wanted her to know that I paid attention to the things she talked about.

Guess what? She pays attention too. Thank you so much Myya! And a homemade card to boot?! Your thoughtfulness made my day!

Unfortunately, Chicken Marsala according to McCormick will have to wait until another night since I didn't check the mail until after my huge grocery shopping trip today.

This is what's for dinner at our house tonight:


Summer Sausage Supper is so simple and scrumptious so stop slouching and saute some for supper so you can slowly slurp it, silly.

(Well, I'm sure that's enough alliteration for several blogs. And not very good alliteration if truth be told.)

This easy recipe is a favorite of my husband's. He is a sausage lover. I am not. Yet, we can agree this is a delicious meal. There you have it. Ssssssss...

Summer Sausage Supper
(taken from Cooking for Two magazine and doubled)
Makes 4 servings

1 lb smoked sausage, sliced
2/3 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried basil
2 TBSP olive oil
1 and 1/2 cup V8 juice
3 cups hot cooked rice

In a large skillet, saute the sausage, green peppers, onion, garlic, oregano and basil in oil until vegetables are crisp-tender.

Add V8 juice; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 7-8 minutes or until thickened.

Serve with rice. (I bet noodles would be yummy too).


P.S. While we are on the subject of dinner...I tried a broccoli cheese soup mix from Bear Creek Country Kitchens brand the other day that is more than quite decent. And SUPER easy! I steamed up several crowns of fresh broccoli and added them in once the soup was done. This obviously balances out the calorie content from the cheese part of the soup. Obviously.

I have yet to master the art of cheese soup. Mine always ends up super gritty. Hardly palatable. But this product takes all the work and worry out of it for me. I'm not getting compensated for telling you how great this product is...I just thought I'd share a dinner tip I found. Try it and let me know what you think. (By the way, we tried the Wild Rice version and weren't very impressed. Stick with the broccoli cheese.)

And if anyone out there can school me on how to make edible cheese soup...I'm all ears!

Happy Dinner!

6 comments:

shortmama said...

Myya is such a sweetie!

Myya said...

Ahhh you are too sweet! How could I deprive a preggo mama of something she has been lookin for. When I am pregnant & I get something in my head I have to have it, if I don't it is all I can think about. I just couldn't do that to you, because really it was my fault for mentioning it in the first place :) Oh & shhhhh the card is totally not homemade... it is a "kit" that I got from Close to My Heart. Obviously it was worth the buy though since it can fake as a real homemade card LOL :)

Mamarazzi said...

Myya rocks...gotta love Good Mail, and yes blogging seems to make it all happen!

MiMi said...

Myya! Alright, now I have to go bug her..I mean..mention that I can't find it either...? lol!

Bethany @ Organic Enchilada said...

I think that sausage dish looks yummy! I'll try it for sure! And my favorite Bear Creek soup is Tortilla. Cook a couple of chicken breasts, shred them up and add it to the soup. Then top with grated cheese and a plop of sour cream. So, so good. :) I do love the broccoli cheese one, too though.

JPK said...

Tried your recipe tonight. Loved that it had exact measurements and was super EASY!!! Thanks for sharing!

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