Arbitro de Casamiento

by Heather on April 23, 2010

Hey guys!  Happy Friday to you all :)  I’m actually still sick, so I’m waiting for the doctor’s office to open so I can hopefully make an appointment.  There’s a new, weird development:  my skin hurts!  Not my muscles, but my skin is sore to the touch…anyway, I hope I can get in to see someone today because that doesn’t seem normal.

Dinner last night was Sausage, Onion, and Pepper Hoagies with a big side salad!

I tried my hand at the nut butter parsnip fries I saw on Oh She Glows last week too.  MAJOR FAIL. They tasted horrible and the texture kind of grossed me out.  Guess I know that I don’t like them now!  The sandwich, however, was fabulous:

Such a simple recipe too!

  • 1 pound turkey sausage links
  • 1 red bell pepper (or whatever color you like), sliced into 1/2 inch strips
  • 1 onion (I used a yellow onion), sliced into 1/2 inch strips
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp each of dried basil and dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup prepared marinara (I used a jarred sauce)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 5 hoagie rolls
  • mozzarella cheese

In a skillet over medium heat, heat 1 Tbsp of olive oil.  Add the sausage links and cover, cooking for 5 minutes on each side.  Remove from heat onto a plate and cover with foil.  In the same pan, add the peppers and onions and 1 Tbsp of water to deglaze the pan.  Cover and cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring frequently, until vegetables are tender.  Add the garlic and cook for another 1-2 minutes.  Then add the marinara and 1/2 cup of water and stir to combine.  Cover and cook for about 3-5 minutes.  Meanwhile, cut the turkey sausage links into 4-6 pieces per link.  Add back to the skillet and cook for 1-2 more minutes.  Remove from heat and serve either by itself or in a hoagie roll topped with a little mozzarella.  Done!

With a simple salad of romaine and carrots:

We also had some break ‘n’ bake chocolate chip cookies, but I didn’t take pictures of those.  Basically as soon as we were done eating and cleaning up I went to bed.  I was SUCH a party pooper, but I felt horrible and figured sleep would be just what I needed!

This morning I got up and realized that I still felt bad and should likely go to the doctor.  My mom mentioned I might have the flu, which scares the crap out of me, so if that’s the case I want to make sure I can get better soon!  I had leftover split pea soup for breakfast because it just sounded good:

It just feels good to have something warm to eat!  I’ll keep y’all updated on the situation once I know a little more, but thanks so much for all of your well-wishes and great advice!

MARRIAGE REF PART 3 (that’s what the title of this post is supposed to be…just in Spanish!)

So this is actually not a HUGE issue in my marriage, but I did have quite a few of you write in about this little issue, AND it’s something that definitely needs to be addressed in my workplace :)  When you load the dishwasher, do you prefer to leave the food particles/sauce/etc on the dishes, or rinse and scrape them completely before putting them into the dishwasher? Sorry, no pictures today!  Make sure you leave a comment with what you prefer and at the end of the day I’ll tally them up and we’ll have a winner!!!  Remember:  you could be helping someone’s marriage by doing so :)

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