See, I had a seriously cute baby and that's taken up some time.
For a while I blogged over here: http://inmytummy2011.blogspot.com/ ... but that is really a pregnancy blog, so I decided to return to my original Pear Flavored Bean to start back up!
Today was a busy day, I took Mister Dude into work for a retirement party, we swung by the Co-op for some quick grocery shopping and then we went for a walk with Red, who is expecting her own little bundle of joy in January!
For dinner I made a dish I'd been dreaming about for days. I'm not sure if it's the excessive amount of British mysteries (Foyle's War, Inspector Lewis, Midsommer Murders, etc...) that I've been watching during my maternity leave or the Olympics, but I've had a serious hankering for bangers and mash. And tonight was the night to make that dream come true.
I started with the following: chicken apple sausage, potatoes, apples, onion, chicken stock, mustard, red wine, worcestershire sauce, olive oil, earth balance buttery spread and flour.
I browned the sausages in a skillet, in about 1 T of olive oil.
Then I added the sliced apples and another tablespoon of olive oil.
Then I added some chopped onion and a tablespoon of mustard.
This is where I forgot to take photos. I added about 3 Ts of flour and whisked in about a cup of chicken stock, a few splashes of worcestershire sauce and a about a quarter cup of wine. Then I simmered for a half an hour, while the potatoes boiled. I mashed the potatoes with earth balance because I'm staying away from dairy while I nurse.
I have a good little helper in the kitchen!
I paired the delicious meal with a locally brewed porter. It was so enjoyable!