Rustic Italian Vegetable Bake with Sausage

So I had this huge amount of sliced zucchini because someone (me) didn’t know how many sliced zucchini necessary to make two pans of zucchini lasagna. I hated to throw them out so I went searching for meal dishes to use them. This rustic bake (rustic usually means “leave the potato skins on” in my castle) was ideal for my abundance of thinly sliced zucchini. Continue reading

10 Minute White Bean Soup

I’d been wanting to try this 10 minute soup for months but never had spinach on hand when I thought of making it.  And I thought a little ham added to the soup couldn’t be a bad thing.  Ham, beans, they’re a good pairing.  So finally I had all of the ingredients.  I even had fresh parsley, which is rare.  The soup was perfect for  a cool fall day begging for a hearty bowl of soup for dinner. Continue reading

Ham and Bean Dump Soup

The temperature is down to the 60s and 70s suddenly. From record breaking heat to comfortably cool, it’s fall. Fall doesn’t last long here; winter moves in fast. Snow in October isn’t unusual. Up North we dig out our coats, boots and gloves and shrug. Life goes on, it just takes us longer to get dressed.  We wear layers because it might be 70° during the day but it can drop to 30° as the sun goes down.. Continue reading