Sunday, October 26, 2008


A SANTAMAKER'S JOURNEY is hosting a party Monday showcasing simple go-to recipes. Please check her blog out for a list of those participating. Look at her previous posts, also, as she is an amazing talent with a beautiful home!!!

A simple, go-to recipe for me almost always involves the crock-pot. The following recipe is good for when I'm gone all afternoon, and we are going to need a quick supper. The grandkids love this on a bun for lunch, also. PLUS, it is good to take to a potluck or serve on a buffet table as an appetizer.


Cut smoked sausage or kielbasa into 1" pieces to serve at a potluck or as an appetizer. Cut into 4" pieces to serve on a bun.

Mix together for a BBQ sauce:

1/2 cup catsup

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 tablespoon vinegar

1 tablespoon soy sauce

Put sausage into crock pot; add sauce over sausage and cook on low for 4 hours.

And what is a post without a picture!! Here I am in 1958 as a 19-year old new bride. I knew nothing about cooking; but look out June Cleaver, here I come with my house dress and apron.

And look at those shiny, new pans and utensils!

Thanks for stopping by,



nikkicrumpet said...

OH MY GOSH!! You're cooking in a dress and apron. I LOVE IT!! What a funny, charming, heartwarming photo!

Bo said...

It was worth the trip over here just to see you in your 'June Cleaver' outfit...and pick up some yummy recipes as well...Thanks! ;-) Bo

Smilingsal said...

I love the picture! I cooked in a dress and apron too; we all did. I remember when we all had the cooking utensils hanging above our stove. They'd always get splattered when we cooked, and then we'd have something more to clean! lol

santamaker said...

Umm...sounds tasty, will have to try this one and the best part was to see this lovely picture! Soo adorable!

Penny said...

What a neato picture! You're having such a great time! I think I'll try this recipe. Maybe even add some cut up onions cuz' me loves onions and sausage. Thanks for sharing this one!

Shelia said...

Oh, hello June Clever! I mean, Sally! Aren't you just the cutest little thing! This is awesome! Times have changed, haven't they? I don't even put on a dress very often, even for church I wear slacks!!
Oh, how wonderful about your curtain fabric. Yes, I did have a post up a while back about my kitchen, maybe you saw it? I made these little cafe curtains a few years back and just adore this fabric. We're sisters...we're joined by 'our curtains'!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Shelia said...

Woo Hoo! Sisters, it is then!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Glenda said...

I know DH will like this recipe. He adores BBQ anything. I love that this is made in a crockpot. Thanks.

Rue said...

How cute are you Sally?! I love that picture :)

I need to find some green tomatoes and quick!

Susie Q said...

I LOVE this! You look adorable! My Mom still uses her aprons and can not understand why I don'T I have some really cute ones too!
You DO look very June Cleaver-y...and that is a GOOD thing! I think you are wonderful!


Penny said...

Thanks so much for coming over. I probably only needed a few pieces of the dishes back, but I just got consumed and wanted them all back. Thank goodness I was able to buy them. I hope you get the ones you want back someday too. Thanks again for coming over. Can't wait to try your recipe!

Shelia said...

Sally, you've been Boo-ed! Come to my site and see what you get!
Happy Halloween,
Shelia ;)

laurie said...

This crock pot recipe sounds like one my family will love. Can't wait to give it a try-especially now that the weather is coller. But the "June Cleaver" picture was really fantastic! How cute. Thanks for sharing the recipe and the picture. laurie

Happy To Be said...

Oh Sally I loved the apron and know I still put on an apron when I cook..I guess its from growing up in the fifties and its just a habit now..Thanks so much for coming by please come back are about the same age as me so we have that in common.hugs and smiles Gloria Oh rats I forgot to sign in..I am Happy To Be.

bj said...

OMGOSH, look soooo cute in your apron and dress!!
I didn't realize we were so close in age....
And your barbque sounds sooo good...
love, bj

laurie said...

Thanks so much for leaving a note on my blog today. You're right. This will be an eye-opener for some teen girls to read those plates. Hope I don't scare anyone away from marriage! laurie

brettinsky said...

Love the picture! I always have the apron, I don't think I will start wearing the dresses though, LOL!

BTW-I have an award for you over on my blog!

Have a great day!