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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Beef Sausage Served With Kale And Veggies

One day I was out and abound running errands all day long. I wasn't able to grab something to eat along the way. By the time I got home I was hungry. I was running on low. I needed to get some yummy food in me. I did what I do best. I looked through the refrigerator to see what meat I had thawed out. All I saw was the beef sausage link. I grabbed it and sat it on the table. I looked in the deep freezer and noticed a bag of Kale with veggies I had previously bought from the Schwan's man. I grabbed it and sat it on the stove. 

Next, I grabbed a cutting board. I got the beef sausage out of its package and started slicing it up. I added it to a frying pan. When the beef sausage was cooked halfway through I added the bag of kale and veggies to the pan and a little olive oil. I mixed it all together and covered the pan. Every five minutes I would lift the lid and stir the ingredients together, overturning to make sure nothing would burn til the veggies was nice and tender. I removed the pan from the hot burner and served the meal on styrofoam plates. 

You can make your own version of this meal with the recipe below. As I always make a homemade version of any grab and go meal. As I like to know what I put in my meal to make it healthier when I can.  

Beef Sausage Served 
With Kale And Veggies

12 to 16 ounces of Beef Sausage - sliced
1 1/2 cup Kale - chopped
1 cup of carrots - chopped but longer slices
1/2 red bell pepper chopped or sliced
1 cup of lima beans
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon of olive oil

Fry the beef sausage half way before adding all the veggies to the same pan. Cover pan with a lid. Stir every 5 minutes till the meal is done to prevent burning.

Note - You can add different vegetables to the mix if you like. 

Photos ©SandyKS aka rusty2rusty.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Starting Over Doesn't Mean You Have To Throw Away Your Bucket List

It is no secret I am single again and starting over. My whole life turned upside down and plans changed. I can't say I am to down about it because I am not. Or at least it hasn't hit me yet. I am told it is the denial stage. I don't know, I'll have to see how things play out. 

In the meantime, I have got rid of my 30-gallon bag full of good clean clothes of his. I donated them to a drop box for clothes and shoes. I also gave away a bunch of frozen meats to my eldest son I will not eat. Nor will my teenagers. Plus, a bunch of other food and juices to one of my sisters. I had too much and knew there was no way I could consume it all. I had to give it away before it spoiled. 

I have bagged up two more bags of clothes to donate of his. I need to bag up the clothes in the dresser, bedroom closet, hanging in the living room closet, and laundry room. Plus, I need to sort through the shed in the backyard. I am going to sell what I can. I plan to do it cheaply to get rid of it all. As I don't want any reminders fo him being here. 

I still plan do things on my bucket list that we were supposed to do together. This time I will do it alone. As I am sick and tired of being promised things that never happen. Instead, I am going to do some traveling and possible soul searching on my own. 

My Bucket List

1. Visit Niagra Falls - I have never seen a real waterfall.
2. Go on a Haunted House road trip.
3. Go to several concerts.
4. Visit Italy some day.
5. Go to Colorado, I have planned to go there roughly 20 years ago. I haven't made it thus far. 

My bucket list is longer. Yet, these are my top five things I want to accomplish before I die. 

Do you have a bucket list? If so, what is something you have listed on your bucket list?

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Party Animal Dog Food Recall

The company Party Animal has issued a recall of two of their can dog food. As they have tested positive for pentobarbital, a euthanasia drug. 

The Products Affected Are 

Cocolicious Beef and Turkey 12 ounce can.
Lot number 0136E15204 04
Best used by July 2019

Cocolicious Chicken and Beef 12 ounce can.
Lot number 0134E15 237 13
Best used by August 2019

Party Animal issued a statement to the public on their website explaining more in detail how they found out about the issue - Party Animal Public Statement

If you have any questions or concerns, consumers are welcome to contact the company by phone at 855-727-8926 or by email at

U.S. citizens are urged to contact the FDA to report any complaints about FDA-regulated Pet Food or products by going to  the website