Thai Chicken Sausage with Bourbon Sautéed Veggies

View from our beach trip to Pelican Beach @ Satellite Beach with the kids.  It was so beautiful and weather was great, no storms!!

    Such a happy girl!!  Made a visit for the first time today to our local produce market and fresh meat market!  We are so lucky to have such great places to buy fresh and local food so close to our home!  It was full of variety and produce that was actually in season!  The meat market is pretty cool, it has a lot of great seasonings, dips, craft beers, local wines, different types of meat (obviously) and you can even buy lunch while you're there.  

   It is so important to buy and support local farmers and businesses.  I believe I will be making weekly trips to both of these great markets!

   Tonight I made Thai Chicken Sausage that was pre seasoned.. it had all sorts of spices incorporated into it as well as fresh ginger.  I fully cooked the sausage in a cast iron skillet, cut into large pieces, and set it aside to add into the sautéed veggies later.

  • Bean sprouts
  • Green squash (never had it before, more hearty than regular squash, its great!)
  • Sweet peppers
  • Shallots
  • 1 Jalapeño 
  • Minced garlic
  • Sunflower oil
  • Bourbon sauce (found this at produce market)

First, I sauteed the minced garlic in the sunflower oil.  I added all of the fresh cut up vegetables (EXCEPT the sprouts) and once they were thoroughly cooked I added thesprouts and cooked chicken sausage, then the bourbon sauce.  

It was great, Rick and I both thoroughly enjoyed this healthy meal.  There was a ton of flavor and there's just something about buying local that makes it taste that much better!  

More on our beach trip...

J.H. is content as long as he has a ball in his hand and he can hang with his big sis.  Mara Mae was such a big girl today, I don't believe we had a single melt down!  YES!

 We found this half eaten shark washed up on the beach today... kind of scary!  I'm assuming another larger shark must have eaten it?  I did a little homework and believe this is a lemon shark... at least it looks like one!  They like shallow water and they are more of a yellowish color.  They aren't super aggressive and anyone thats ever has been attacked by them has survived.. reassuring!! haha!  It was a good science lesson for Mara Mae however, so I do appreciate the frightful surprise.

Until next time...

Lots of love from Fl.,

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