This past weekend I was chatting with my “sister from another mister”, Meggies! She still lives in Ohio but in Columbus rather than Cincinnati. Her true football love is Ohio State and their biggest game of the year was on Saturday. Since I’m not a big college football fanatic, I decided to see what all the fuss was about! Great game and so happy for the Ohio State crazies that their team won against their biggest rival. I guess they “always” beat them but it was a little nerve wracking to watch. I guess now I’m hooked on college football too… At least I can get house projects done while the games are on TV!
Anyway, Megan and I were reminiscing about growing up in Cincy and our Sunday sailing on Rocky Fork Lake. Megan’s Mom always brought these Scotch Eggs for our picnic lunches. They we so good that we still talk about them. They happen to be perfect for a picnic or watching a game or for breakfast. Either way so good at room temperature or served warm. I kinda believe that everything is better with bacon, sort of. Really everything is better with sausage… For real!
- 4 hard cooked eggs
- 1 pound bulk sausage
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1 cup bread crumbs
- 2 tbs butter melted
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Separate sausage into four equal pieces and flatten in your hand. Place the egg in the middle and wrap the sausage around the egg until it's covered. Set eggs aside.
- Mix one egg in a bowl with the mustard and on a plate put one cup of bread crumbs.
- Roll the sausage in the egg mixture then roll in the bread crumbs. Put eggs in a baking dish.
- Brush the tops of eggs with melted butter so that they brown up nicely.
- Bake for 45 minutes.
- Serve hot or at room temperature.
You can use any type of bulk pork sausage but I prefer the "spicy" variety.
Over Thanksgiving we invited an amazing group of people over to my folk’s house in Evergreen to celebrate with us. Such a nice day. The highlight wasn’t all the food or great company but this man. Cotton Samples. Cotton is a 91 year old former cowboy/rancher from New Mexico. He currently lives “in the woods” north of Pine Junction, CO. My Dad met him through his hospice care work that he does. He met Cotton and his wife Loretta a couple of years ago. Sadly, Loretta passed this summer but my Dad’s care for Cotton continues. We invited him for dinner otherwise he would have spent the day alone and that was just not right! Cotton entertained us with stories of the “wild” West and of his amazing life. Seriously what a hoot. Cotton had us all in stitches with his wily wit and amazing charm. I am so lucky that I finally got to meet this man who my parents are so fond of. This is what I am thankful for, meeting new people who make a profound impact on my life. I am so lucky to have spent the day with family, friends and Cotton!