Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Homestead

I thought I would post a couple of pictures of the old homestead. She is really looking her best right now with her summer flowers and greenery. She could use a little paint here and there, but that would mean I would have to get busy, and I'm just not ready for that. Lol

The garden is coming along nicely. The strawberries are almost done now. The old horse trough we have them planted in provided 12 cups of fresh strawberries for the freezer. Those will be delicious this winter.

The peas and tomatoes are flowering,

so we should see some real fruits and vegetables soon. I just hope we get a long enough growing season for the corn to mature.

Fresh corn right off the stalk is divine!

Random Recipe

Italian Sausage & Pepper Sandwiches


3 links sweet Italian sausage sliced into bite size rounds
3 links hot Italian sausage sliced into bite size rounds
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large yellow onion, sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 large red, orange, or yellow bell pepper, sliced
1 green bell pepper, sliced
Small can tomato sauce
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 cup white wine


Place the sliced sausage in a large skillet over medium heat, and brown on all sides. Remove from skillet.
Add olive oil to the skillet. Stir in the yellow onion, and cook 2 to 3 minutes and garlic, saute 1 minute. Add in red bell pepper and green bell pepper. Add in small can tomato sauce. Season with basil, and oregano. Stir in white wine. Continue to cook and stir until peppers and onions are tender.
Return sausage slices to skillet with the vegetables. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 15 minutes, or until sausage is heated through.

Serve on poor boys, hoagies, or soft buns, whatever is your family favorite. Delish!

I will be on vacation until August! Yay! We are camping at Lake Kookanusa our beautiful Resevior in Montana. I will try to take some pretty pictures for you!


  1. Your place is beautiful and sooo peaceful! Have a great time camping - and take LOTS of pictures!

  2. Hey there, Looks like you are surrounded by beauty. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your vacation. P.S. I'm gonna have to try that recipe, looks yummy.