My View For Awhile: Southbound

I’m on the hoof today, heading home after a great trip to the freezing cold north.  It was only 86 yesterday.

Last night my hosts and I had some classics.  That’s not Norcia beer in that Norcia beer glass, but it was good anyway.   The dip: something right out of childhood and hardly to be improved upon: sour cream and onion soup mix.  Remember that one?

This isn’t something from the Museum of Modern Art.  Rather, Italian sausage.

How Pope Clement XIV the Second “Ganganelli” will deal with the Jesuits.

I said classics.   Being in Chicago, it was necessary to sauté peppers with garlic.

In between waves of a pretty serious storm front…

Grilled Italian Sausage and Peppers on a roll.

With that, it’s time to roll to the gate.

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  1. Danteewoo says:

    Fr. Z, Nice pictures of sausage. Please don’t post these pictures during Lent! I won’t be able to resist.

  2. WVC says:

    What a blessing to have a sound gastronomical system. While I enjoy the pictures Fr. Z posts, I’m afraid I can no longer eat half of it without having to suffer serious consequences afterwards. That last picture of the sausage in the roll – man, that looks good.

  3. Not says:

    With sausage as with burgers, one must have a good roll/ bun ratio. That looks perfect.

  4. DCLex says:

    Ember Wednesday!

  5. lsclerkin says:

    Like Dean’s French onion dip. With Jay’s (not Lay’s) potato chips. Fried in peanut oil.
    A taste of childhood, indeed.

  6. pcg says:

    Lipton’s French onion soup dry mix + sour cream, classic. Liking the wine choice-

  7. Kathleen10 says:

    You inherited a good constitution. And then you got on a plane. Impressive.

  8. APX says:

    sour cream and onion soup mix. Remember that one?
    Yes, especially that time my mom put the leftover onion soup dip in a chocolate cake that called for sour cream. “Chocolate covers everything” she said.

  9. teomatteo says:

    Sausage with no fennel seed?
    Like… i don’t wanna live that way.

  10. The Egyptian says:

    Oh that looks so GOOD. Reminds me of my youth at the local county fair, There was a food trailer run by an older lady, yes Italian, she told me her family history, 1st generation American. Mounds of sausages fried up just like yours, and MOUNDS of onion and green and red peppers. Looked her up every year as soon as we moved our dairy cattle in for the week. Bun about like yours split on a piece of foil, my order, layer of veg with a sausage and then piles of veg again and then she had a thin sauce that she added. LOTS of napkins but boy was that good. in the mid 80’s she disappeared, found out that she had passed and that her family wasn’t interested in taking her stand over. Never found one as good. Ah memories!

  11. Boniface says:

    DCLex: what’s your point?

  12. hwriggles4 says:

    Fr. Zuhlsdorf must have been in the Delta lounge. He is having coffee in a real mug and not a paper cup.

    It’s been a long time since I have flown Delta – I think I will give them a try on the run to ATL.

  13. DCLex says:

    Boniface: Fasting is tougher looking at those tempting pictures.

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