I had a relatively boring day, which was incredibly lovely. No one yelled at me, no one made unreasonable demands, I was able to resolve some issues for folks, I had a wonderful lunch that was last night’s left-over dinner (recipe below), and I made a lovely little sketch at lunch. AND, (pardon me for the TMI here) I had normal potty happenings. It’s been grand. Perhaps the best part of all is that today is Tuesday, and Tuesday is a school day.
This little guy was today’s attempt. The silver squirrel was my inspiration. I did this at lunch, while talking to Josh, and it took about 10 minutes. I think he’s a fairly realistic representation of the original and I’m quite proud of him. I’m not sure if I’ll add the color tonight or wait until later. For now I’m still trying to stick with recreating things I can look at. Pulling images entirely out of my imagination still feels entirely too uncomfortable. And no, I still haven’t gotten to my CCC entry for this week. I’m sure y’all have figured out it’ll be a pic of Evie Cat. I just need to select the perfect picture to draw from.
Mama’s Sausage and Potato Bake
- 6 sausages – the ones that are like slightly fat hot dogs but made of real meat, I usually go with the Smoked Brat flavor of Johnsonville sausages but any nice sausage will do
- 1 medium onion
- 1 red bell pepper
- 5 medium white potatoes
- 1 stick of butter, melted
- Lawry’s Season Salt, or any seasoning of your choosing
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. (this can also be done on a grill over medium-ish heat) I usually do this in a disposable aluminum pan because I don’t like to wash pans. Cut the sausages into 1/2″ or so thick slices, cut the onion into slivers, cut the pepper into smallish chunks, cut the potatoes into 1/2″ or so chunks – throw all of that into the pan. Put the seasoning into the butter and then dump it into the pan. Stir it all well to coat. Toss it into the oven, stirring now and again, about 45 minutes or until the potatoes are as tender as you prefer.