Put this baked sausage and vegetables recipe on your Sunday Dinner rotation – it is chock full of flavor (and veggies!)
One of the biggest perks of no longer working at the bar is having Sundays off again. You don’t realize how much you enjoy having a normal day off of work until you work every Sunday for 4 or so years (give or take a day or two after a wedding or for a baby/bridal shower). These past few weeks have been chock full of doing. Yes, I made that a word.
I’ve made Sunday about seeing friends, spending time with Mr. B. (who also is off on Sundays), catching up on reading, and eating.
No (mostly) food blog is complete without food and I just love the thought of going to brunch or having an early dinner out on a Sunday again. My first Sunday off I met up with my book club for Sunday book club brunch. We went to a very popular restaurant, it was crowded, but pleasant. I devoured my lemon blueberry pancakes (see the photo on my Instagram feed) and my Irish coffee with gusto.
And none of that would have happened if I was still working on Sunday mornings. I was filled with a sense of relief with every bite that maybe my life was going to bear a semblance of normal again.
Another Sunday event I’m excited about are our neighborhood farmer’s market. Last year I didn’t get to attend even one, and its less than a two block walk from home. My neighbor was telling us about these traditional Irish bangers sandwiches that you could buy there and as she described one, I almost drooled. I don’t know if I will even like it, but the thought of fresh produce and locally made foods excites me.
I want to share pictures with you all and I will be able to now. Ha, take that as a warning that my Instagram will be flooded with pictures of fresh herbs, honey and tomatoes. Maybe together, maybe not.
And tonight, I get to attend a Sunday night birthday celebration dinner with some friends. I will be un-tired (well, maybe un-tired – I can work out again on Sunday mornings too) and refreshed because I only spent the day doing what I want to do. Whether that be blogging, baking, basting, or just plain being normal again.
And I’m so excited! 🙂
Baked Sausage and Vegetablesrecipe adapted from The Good Housekeeping Cookbook
- 1 pound of Italian sausage, cut into 1 inch chunks
- 1 pound potatoes, cut into chunks (we used 4 regular baking potatoes)
- 1 large white onion, cut into 12 equal size wedges
- 4 cups of bell peppers, cut into 1 inch pieces (we used 1 red, 1 yellow, and 2 green bell peppers)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
2. In a 9×13 baking dish, combine all ingredients, making sure each item is thoroughly tossed with oil and spices.
3. Put the dish in the oven, baking for 30-35 minutes uncovered. Halfway through cooking, stirring once. Serve when potatoes are tender and sausage is cooked all the way through.
That’s it for this recipe – I hope you will decide to try it for your next Sunday dinner. 🙂