So, I get it. We are still in the beginning stages of our relationship. You haven't asked any questions about my dating history, and I haven't divulged any of my deepest secrets, But, since we are on our 4th date, there are a few things you should probably know.
1. Cupcake-print flannel pajamas are my outfit of choice when I'm in my home. If you come to my door unannounced, there is a good chance I will be wearing them. You don't have to feel awkward because "no, you didn't wake me up" and "no, I'm not sick." I just have an unnatural obsession with flannel and wild prints. I'm working on it, ok?
2. Despite what I may have told you in middle school, I do actually LOVE country music. I really wanted to jam out to some alternative music or hip-hop like all of the cool kids, but I couldn't even because "Fancy" never let me down. I hope that's not a deal breaker.
And most importantly,
3. If you can't get down with good food, then we will have to call it quits right here, right now. I am not just a Foodie, I am a Food FREAK. Stirring, sautéing, braising, buttering, smelling, eating, these are the verbs that I LIVE BY, and as far as I am concerned, my Village People will too.
If you haven't already asked the waiter for the check (because your cat called to tell you that he is stuck in the litter box), then we can continue this 4th date right here and now with the very first edition of Food Freak Friday.
Have you ever signed up to bring someone a meal? You have great intentions of blessing that new mama or helping out that friend while her husband is deployed, but alas, it is 3 p.m., you have nothing in the works, and you're supposed to deliver the meal at 5. RELATED: Your own children are staging a mutiny because they have already watched their TV quota for the day, and are being forced to play outside. This really helps with your mental sanity as you try to come up with SOMETHING, ANYTHING to take this sweet family that is NOT delivery pizza. Fear not, my love. This recipe is for you. It is my secret weapon. My hat trick. You make this, the people will be cheering your name for days. Everyone will love you. You'll wonder what life was even like before you had the knowledge of this culinary golden ticket.
So, here goes...
White Bean & Sausage Stew
Let's not talk about the name of the recipe. It's the only thing I know to call it, but if it does nothing for you, please don't even read it. I promise, everything else about this recipe is a gold mine. So first, gather these things:
(As written, this recipe feeds our 2 adults/2 kids family perfectly, but if you want a little more, just double it all! Treat yo' self.)
Now, let's do this thing...
Wishing you kudos in the kitchen,
I am a lover of people, a child of God, and a laugher at jokes. I write words, cry tears and smile at strangers.