Thursday, March 06, 2014

Ms. Bear's Kitchen: A family favorite

Ms. Bear's Kitchen was down for the count after I was suffering with an insufferable flu for a few days last week! So, I decided to take an easy day in the kitchen. Maybe you can follow suit and give yourself a break too as we wait for spring to finally arrive...

I know that here in Northern Illinois, we have had nothing but, in this order: cold, snow, cold, snow, cold, snow....and keep repeating that over and over and over!! So, in thinking of an easy dinner, I decided to treat us to a "summer supper" of sorts. In thinking about what to make, I was thinking back to when the girls were young. Brian would be off on Fridays in the summer, and we would spend all morning at the swimming pool. Then we would trudge home, tired out, and fire up the grill, where Brian would make delicious hot dogs! Melissa just loved them, with ketchup, mustard and onions on the top, hold the bun (strange child!).

So, for the summer supper I decided to "healthy it up" a bit, and here is what we did...

*1 package turkey smoked sausage
*1 onion, chopped
*Ketchup, mustard, pickles and any other toppings you like
*Chopped tomatoes
Heat up the smoked sausage (I didn't grill it....maybe Melissa has mentioned my fear of the barbecue?!). Add the onion, pickles, ketchup, mustard and tomatoes to the top and serve with side dishes! That's all there is to it.
We had potato salad, macaroni salad and baked beans with it. Finish it off with some Girl Scout cookies, and support a good cause with your dinner! I brought out a beach towel and made it look kind of summery, and we had cool grapes and iced root beer to drink. What a fun meal -- was easy and cheap too! Of course, you could always have a nice cold beer with it too, just like in the summer!

I hope that if you live in a cold place right, you will enjoy a summer supper yourself! Have fun!!!!


  1. ahh! i want that plate of girl scout cookies! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  2. Ugh, so good. Now I want potato salad!!!! Thank you, MamaBear!

  3. Looks good Mama Bear! Tonight we had fish tacos. But now I'm craving hot dogs and baked beans too (luckily we have girl scout cookies!)LOL Stay warm!


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