Cook sausage links in 3 tablespoons of water in a covered frying pan for five minutes. Remove the cover and lightly brown the sausage links. In the meantime, make a soft biscuit dough and roll to half inch thickness. Cut the dough into one inch strips and wrap around the links. Bake in 425 degree oven for oven for 10 minutes and serve with gravy made from the sausage drippings.

Character is formed, not by laws, commands, and decrees, but by quiet influence, unconscious suggestion and personal guidance. ~ Marion Burton Tweet

Here’s a delightful way to serve strawberries.
Veal Chops
Mashed Potatoes
Snap Beans
Bread Tray
Strawberry Citrus Bowl

Strawberry Citrus Bowl
1 large grapefruit
1 large orange
1 pint strawberries
1/4 cup sugar
Cut rind from grapefruit and orange so no white membrane remains. Cut sections away from dividing membranes. Do this over bowl so as to save the juices. Wash strawberries with cold water. If berries are small, leave whole: if the are large, cut in half. Mix berries with sugar; more or less sugar may be used according to taste. At serving time, put orange and grapefruit sections with juice in a glass serving bowl; carefully spoon sweetened strawberries over the top.
Serves: 4-6

Snap Beans
Fresh green beans, snapped
1/2 c. water
1 tbsp. sugar
1/2 stick butter
3 small green onions, cut up
Garlic salt or 1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp. rosemary

Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Cover and cook on medium for 10-15 minutes.


The greatest truths are the simplest: so likewise are the greatest men. ~ Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare

1 cup rice, uncooked
1 pint sour cream
1 (4 oz) can green chile peppers, diced
1 (10 oz or 12 oz) pkg jack or sharp Cheddar cheese
House Seasoning (garlic, pepper, salt), to taste

Cook rice according to directions on the package. Mix with sour cream and chile mixture; season. In 2 qt greased casserole dish, layer half of the rice mixture, 1/2 cheese, sliced, remaining rice mixture, and top with remaining cheese, grated. Bake uncovered for 30 to 35 minutes at 350 degrees. Serves 6.

Note: For a milder flavor, substitute banana peppers for the green chile peppers.

The essence of being human is being able to direct your own life. ~ Stephen R Covey

1 nice head cauliflower
1/4 lb. margarine
1 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup water

Soak the head of cauliflower in 1/2 cup vinegar before using and rinse. This removes any little bugs.

Wash head thoroughly. Leave a few leaves on bottom (the head will hold together better). Place the head of cauliflower into the saucepan with water and salt. Bring to a boil, turn down the heat and steam until almost done. Remove to baking casserole dish the size of the head. Melt margarine. Pour 1/2 over the head and add small amount if pepper with 1/2 cup bread crumbs. Add additional margarine around the sides of the casserole. Sprinkle remaining bread crumbs on top. Bake until golden brown. Approx. 30 minutes. Serve hot.

Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education. ~ Mark Twain

6 oz fettuccine
1 Tbsp olive oil
4 tomatoes, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp fresh basil, chopped or 1/2 tsp dried basil
pinch of granulated sugar
1/4 cup fresh parsley
salt & pepper to taste
2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated

Cook fettuccine in a large sauce pan of boiling salted water, al dente, then drain. Heat oil in a heavy skillet over medium heat. Add tomatoes, garlic, basil and sugar. Cook 5 minutes; stirring occasionally. Add parsley, salt and pepper. Toss into tomato mixture. Sprinkle on cheese, toss lightly.

Yield: 2 servings.

I eat merely to put food out of my mind. ~ N.F. Simpson (1919–)

1 – 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese softened
8 slices bacon crisply cooked and crumbled
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
¼ cup finely chopped onion
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 Tablespoon milk
2 cans refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon cold water

Heat oven to 375⁰ F.
Beat cream cheese, bacon, Parmesan cheese, onion, parsley and milk in small mixing bowl at medium speed with electric mixer until well blended.

Separate dough into eight rectangles; firmly press perforations together to seal. Spread each rectangle with 2 rounded measuring tablespoonfuls cream cheese mixture, cut each rectangle in half diagonally; repeat with opposite corners. Cut in half crosswise to form six triangles. Roll up triangles starting at short ends to make crescent. Or…actually Christie and I just saw these made into one big roll…so you could spread it out and pinch the perforations together, spread your cream cheese mixture, roll up the whole thing like a dessert roll and cut 1” sections like you would cookies from prepared cookie dough…sounds much easier) ;0)

Place on greased cookie sheet; brush with combined egg and water. Sprinkle with poppy seed, if desired. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately. Makes about 4 dozen.


I Wish That I Could Wrap Up Christmas

I wish that I could wrap up all the love and Holiday cheer
That comes along with Christmas and with New Year’s every year,
Pack it in a pretty box and put it on my shelf
And pull it down again each year and give it to myself.

I wish that I could tie up all my favorite carols with twine,
Wind around some ribbon, too, and for twelve months call them mine
Until the next Yuletide came when the sounds again could be unfurled
And untie every single one then give them to the world.