I am not a huge fan of pork and I am not sure why. When I was a veg and I started eating meat, many folks assumed I went immediately for some bacon, like it was something I was deprived of. I didn't really. Although, I did have a delicious club sandwich from Pete's Fruitique that had perfectly crispy bacon on it and it was all I could hope for in a club sandwich.
I suppose it's that I am not a huge meat-eating person. I sort of made myself eat chicken, beef and pork initially and I still do now. I know my body needs it and I think the guilt or whatever I feel will pass soon. I feel so much better than I did 2 months ago. In reality, I think I do crave meat when I really listen to my body, so it's all good.
I find I have been shopping at Sobeys more than I used to. Back in Saint John, I lived close to the Farmer's Market and I was spoiled. I could buy local food easily. Living in the west portion of Halifax (not the lovely West-end and not so far away as Clayton Park West; but, in-between, by the mall and it's called Fairview. Haligonians, is this west?). Needless to say, I am a ways away from the south end Farmers Markets. Maybe one day we'll live in the city proper. If not, that is ok too.
I digress. On my way home from work there is a Sobeys (relatively local, right? It's an Atlantic chain) and I tend to pick up grub that we need on a semi-daily basis (we're lazy - ahem, a laissiez-faire couple).There are some local meats sold at Sobeys and I have purchased local sausage. Adam loves sausage. I, on the other hand can take it or leave it. Although, I enjoy it with some flavoring and most favorably cut up and mixed in with spaghetti sauce doused all over it. I loved sausages when I was little. Dad would pick up some honey garlic and/or Italian sausages and he'd grill them on the BBQ. Maybe I need a BBQ; but, I am scared of lighting propane.
Pork is rich and salty and fatty. With this in mind, I grilled up some sausage and made a salad to go with it. Autumn days can sometimes be nice and comfortable. The sun in the daytime is a warm reprieve from the cold, rainy days and nights to come. I really need some rubber boots - I've this said to myself a hundred times.
So, it's nice and warm out with a hint of cool air. The sun beams float in through the side kitchen window and I almost forget that I have other stuff to do. All I am thinking about is setting the table, grilling the food and getting ready for supper. Adam and I eat together everyday unless something comes up. It is what I have always wanted (a shared, daily dinnertime meal) and now I've got it. It's nice.
Super-easy sausage and salad supper how-to:
1) Boil the sausage to cook it thoroughly. It also helps to release some of the fats from the meat.
2) Take the sausages and place them on a skillet with a bit of oil on medium heat. Brown.
3) Add a dash of horseradish on the side.
4) Grab a bun if your heart desires!
5) I made some simple green salad and called it a meal.