Poor Vince. He really does have a crazy wife. 🙂
The other day I was cleaning and chopping carrots for the freeze dryer. It was time to cook breakfast and I thought . . it’s normal to have chopped potatoes for breakfast so why not chopped carrots? I pan fried carrots just like I would potatoes. Vince looked at his plate and said “Are these carrots? For breakfast?” I said “Sure . . why not?”
That night I grabbed a roll of sausage out of the freezer for breakfast the next morning. I always buy Italian sausage in a package – those styrofoam square “plates” with the clear wrap over them – like ground beef but Aldi has it in rolls like breakfast sausage and I forgot we had bought some.
The next morning, I cut it and I thought . . this looks different, but I cooked it. Vince started eating before I did and he said “There’s fennel in this sausage!” I said . . well, I guess I just accidentally used Italian sausage for breakfast. Sorry!” Vince said “That’s ok. If we can eat carrots for breakfast, we can eat Italian sausage for breakfast!” That left over half a pound of Italian sausage I needed to use. I used a pint of freeze dried okra, soaked it til it was “normal” again. I cooked the Italian sausage in a skillet, added onions, garlic and bell pepper, sauteed that, added a can of diced tomatoes, onion powder, oregano and Italian herbs and it was great!
I had seen this recipe for Lemon Garlic Rosemary rice so I made that and served the okra over it. The rice was delicious. I didn’t soak the rice ahead of time. I used hot water with a tablespoon of Better than Bouillon, I used olive oil in place of avocado oil and butter in place of ghee. I always use equal portions of rice and water so I did that. I used 1-1/2 cups of rice and water. That’s a recipe I’ll use over and over.