Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Red, White, and Woo-hoo!: Sausage, Apples, and Potatoes

Last Thursday I got a break from trial which meant I got to spend the Fourth of July with my favorite little guy!

As I mentioned, Thatboy was out of town, so we filled our day with friends and family.

When Thatbaby woke up we had a very festive breakfast.

And because he's a toddler, he pulled off all the blueberries and raspberries (which he normally loves) and refused to eat them.  And then called his toast "pizza."

Then we headed out to meet up with our friends for a parade!  It's not your typical parade.  Instead of cars and marching bands, the parade was made up of children in the community, on foot, bikes, wagons, and strollers.

We were all decked out in our Fourth of July best.

Including Thatbaby, of course.

After the parade was jumping and dancing at the park, until we decided our children seemed to be getting tired and hungry. And then we all headed home for lunch and naps.

After nap, Thatbaby and I headed to the Happiest Place in...San Diego.  Legoland!

Thatmom and her beau, Not-Walter-White, met us there.  And we followed Thatbaby around the park as he rode choo choo trains and boats, dug up dinosaurs, played on playgrounds, and splashed in water.  My ulterior motive for going to Legoland on the Fourth of July was that they had the earliest fireworks in the county.  So at 8:30 sharp, the skies lit up and Thatbaby saw his first fireworks.  And he loved every minute of them.  And he fell asleep before we even left the parking lot.

Most of us think of fireworks in the sky, but we're also familiar with the fireworks that occur when you meet someone new that you're interested in.  And of course, there are the fireworks that happen in your mouth when you taste that explosion of flavors.  This dish falls into the latter category.  A combination of sweet and savory that tastes better than it looks. It's a classic combination.  Sausage and apples, sausage and potatoes.  They're flavors we're used to having together.  Something as familiar as fireworks on the Fourth of July.

Sausage, Apples, and Potatoes

  • 1 package of chicken sausage
  • 2 potatoes, sliced
  • 3 apples peeled and sliced
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp flour
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
1 Tbsp butter, melted

  1. Preheat oven to 375.  Heat a skillet over medium heat and cook sausage until browned and heated through.
  2. Layer the sausage, apple slices, and potato slices.
  3. Cover and bake for 45 minutes. 
  4. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt, and butter, mixing to create a crumb topping.
  5. Uncover  and sprinkle the crumb topping over the layered ingredients and bake for an additional 10 minutes. 


  1. Fourth of July is always more fun with little kiddos around! (and when you aren't at work like I was this year ;-)

  2. Happy belated 4th of July to you and your family.

    Your day looked fun!


  3. Now I know... If I'm visiting San Diego, I will know where to find the happiest place. Legoland!

    That baby in That red white and blue bike... He looks so COOL!

  4. ThatBaby looks so adorably patriotic!

  5. Sounds like you had an amazing weekend full of family fun.