I thought I would start trying to put a few week night meal recipes up on the blog. I have so many ideas and recipes that I want to share with you. The issue is trying to take a respectable looking photograph of the dish before it goes cold and a certain toddler loses his cool. So here is the first one I managed to capture without to much drama.
Husband requested devilled sausages one Saturday. Me being the lazy housewife on the weekend I really didn't feel like slaving over a stove frying sausages and sauteing onion to make devilled sausages. On the weekends I really don't want to be tied to a stove. I want to do other things. Like have some time to myself - relax, read a book, do something crafty or sit outside in the sun. So when I stood in front of the stove to make devilled sausages I knew it was time to find a lazy way to do this. I googled devilled sausages and stumbled across a good ole Jamie Oliver recipe for Sausage Bake. Bingo that is what I will do. Chuck it all in one pan and voila. Dinner is served. Thanks Jamie for the inspiration.
I made a few changes to his recipe by adding a heap of vegetables to roast with the sausages and tomatoes. That meant I wouldn't have to prepare any vegetables to go alongside the dish. Yep lazy. The basis of this dish is some good quality beef or pork sausages and some nicely ripened tomatoes. I went with beef sausages for this one as that is what I had in abundance in my freezer. I have mentioned this before but we go thirds in a half of a side of cow from a local butcher. This always ensures that we have good quality beef stocked in our freezer and I always get a nice supply of sausages in each batch. No preservatives or nasties in these ones. I broke up the sausages and nestled them in with the vegetables to cook together and mingle and give off some beefy goodness into the sauce that is magically created underneath.