I found this beautiful recipe a couple of weeks ago on the Simply Recipes blog.She in turn had gotten it from her father who adapted it from a Sunset Magazine recipe.Now I’ve added my own changes to make it delightfully vegetarian.Isn’t it funny the way these things work?
Now, she recommended using zucchini to make it vegetarian, but I think I’ll wait until July when zucchini are coming out of my ears before trying that.I also considered eggplant as it would undoubtedly lend a hearty smokiness to the dish.But I already have a fantastic eggplant parmesan recipe, so I resisted.
What I did instead was use some Gimme Lean Vegetarian Sausage.You are probably wondering what I was thinking.Haven’t I always told you to stay away from fake meat?Well, yes and no.If you go back and read those posts, you’ll see that I warn you against making them a means unto themselves.As an ingredient, they can be quite lovely.And this particular product, with its hints of fennel and sweet spiciness, imparts a subtle complexity to any dish.
So I present to you the Simply Recipes dish with my minor adaptations.I hope you enjoy it thoroughly.And after dinner when you find yourself happily digesting, perhaps you will peruse her charming blog.You might just find an inspiration for tomorrow’s feast.
Polenta Sausage Mozzarella Casserole
Makes 6 servings.
The best part, of course is that they showed up in San Francisco. You know, Starfleet headquarters, of course.
Now we know the true origin of the Borg: Hostile takeovers on Earth during the 21st century. And as we all know this ultimately leads to assimilation…
Resistance truly is futile.
Kurt Vonnegut, whose dark comic talent and urgent moral vision in novels like “Slaughterhouse-Five,” “Cat’s Cradle” and “Player Piano” caught the temper of his times and the imagination of a generation, died last night when in Manhattan. He was 84.
Not bad longevity considering that he claimed to have smoked Pall Malls since age 14.
I remember my discovery of Vonnegut. It was the summer of my 13th year. I was going into eighth grade that year, and had found Cat’s Cradle on my parent’s bookshelf. I think it took me all of a day to read the book. And after that I was completely hooked. I read everything I could find by him before school started.
Fortunately, my parents encouraged a variety of viewpoints, loving debate and discussion more than absolutes. They thoroughly encouraged my evolving literary tastes. No so, for everyone. In Palm Sunday, he wrote about his view of censorship.
“There is never any shortage anywhere of
No wonder, as he wrote his share of banned books.
Additionally, Kurt Vonnegut was a Humanist, which unquestionably entitles him to a special place in my heart. (For info on Humanism, you can check out this page. If you have continuing questions, feel free to ask me in comments, or simply Google Humanism for yourself.) So who knows where Mr. Vonnegut might find himself today. Wherever it may be, I hope that it is as unique and thought provoking as the man himself. It saddens me that I will never again be able to discover a new Vonnegut book. Thankfully, they were inspiring enough to warrant many a re-visit. Thank you, Mr. Vonnegut.
“Reverend, we have a little problem.
I heard the English teacher is planning to teach that book.
Slaughterhouse Five. Isn't that an awful name?
That's a great book…Slaughterhouse Five. It's, it's a classic.
Do you read much?
- In another town it's a classic.
- In any town.”
Kevin Bacon & John Lithgow in FootLoose
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So. There you have it. The world is certainly full of interesting
Didja miss me? Huh? Huh?
I know. The internet was so boring without my perky presence that you were ALL sleeping on your keyboards.
I feel like I’ve been gone forever. So I finally bit the bullet and signed back up. Writing is just such a great way to reflect upon the day.
Well, Rowan, what’s been going on, you may ask.
I guess that about sums it up. I’ll post more after I’ve had a chance to properly compose myself. Meanwhile, here’s a fun little movie Chris took of Kajsa a couple of weeks ago at the Kids Count event where I was volunteering at the Donor Network Arizona booth.