First, thank you to everyone who has written and asked about Minnie. She is doing wonderfully. She is starting to play a little bit and exploring the house more. She is still afraid of people but is becoming used to us and has stopped shaking when she is with us. She is walking great on a leash although stairs and door jams are still hard for her. She will be having surgery in May to fix her eye and to spay her so that is our next big hurdle. Zippy is being a great brother and helping her along. Here she is (she’s afraid of the camera):
Baseball season finally started on the 1st and even though I root for a perennial loser and a perennial winner, I always get excited when the season starts. So, in honor of baseball season, I made some baseball park food ~ sausage and peppers and hot dogs.
The sausage recipe came from Food.com and I have made it a few times for get-togethers. It always goes over big and everyone wants the recipe. It was originally posted by yooper and it’s a winner. I add the onion and leave off the cheese ~ just personal preference.
Sausage with Peppers and Onions
3 green bell peppers
3 medium onions, sliced into rings
3 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper
1 lb hot Italian sausage, I cut them to make 2 or 3 inch pieces
1/3 cup red wine
Preheat your oven to 350º.
Remove stems and seeds from the green peppers and cut into large chunks and slice onions into rings.
In an ovenproof baking dish that can also be used on top of the stove, saute green peppers and onions in the olive oil until they are soft then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Remove vegetables from the pan and set aside.
Brown sausage in the same dish.
When sausage is browned, add the red wine.
Cover with lid or foil and bake about 40 minutes.
Uncover baking dish and add cooked green peppers and onions.
Bake an additional 30 minutes.
Place sausage and peppers and onions in a hoagie roll and if you like cheese on it, add cheese and stick under the broiler for a few minutes until melted.
Makes 4 sandwiches.