This is one of those recipes when you dish it on the plate you say “BAM!”. You know, just like Emeril Lagasse. It’s so good! Loaded with fresh veggies, spicy sausage, and then topped off with toasty melty mozzarella. What’s not to love about that? Straight from the garden zucchini, farmers market ears of corn, bella mushrooms, and we made this awesome jalapeno cheddar sausage (which I wish we had more of). Just love my KitchenAid Sausage Stuffer Attachment and KitchenAid Meat Grinder Attachment, really wish we would have started doing that years ago. (Full disclosure here: I do make a small amount of money from Amazon if you click either of those links and buy the attachments.)
I always try to build my meal plans around the weekly sales, so I watch like a hawk. When those whole pork butts go on sale again for 99 cents a pound, we’re definitely making more of those jalapeno cheddar sausages. You can see exactly how we did it on this post Homemade Jalapeno Cheddar Brats, careful who you tell though because everyone will want some.
We were lucky enough to grow a few zucchini this year before the damn squash bugs moved in and devoured our plant. Almost overnight the plant went limp and died, it was doing so good before that happened. This is the second year it has happened, so I’m thinking we might just go back to buying zucchini at the farmers market and plant something else in it’s place. We did spray neem oil, but those squash bugs are just ferocious, and the oil did not phase them.
I started gardening years ago, thinking I would save money through the summer months. I’m still not sure if we do or if it just balances itself out for what you spend on seeds, plants, fertilizer, etc..I will say it’s worth it in the sheer joy of picking the fruits of your labor though. They say to plant a garden is believing in the future and I’m sorry, but I’ve never bought a tomato at the store that can compare to the flavor of home grown.
And it is not just tomatoes. Fresh zucchini right from your garden blows away anything that you can buy from the store. Combine that with some homemade sausages, locally grown corn and mushrooms, and cheese…you have a dish to die for!
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