The garden, planted in May, is finally giving up its treasure. Onions, peppers, squash, and finally - tomatoes.
While the rest of the family was spending the day at the big amusement park not far from home, I was left to fend for myself. After spending the morning in the sweltering heat at an auction, I came home and checked the garden. A nice green pepper, two tomatoes, and an onion were ready to go.
I had put a large sausage link in the refrigerator last night, but didn't get around to making it for breakfast this morning. Dinner seemed like a good use for it.
I sliced the sausage (about 1/3 of a pound) and browned it in a #8 *Wagner skillet. Then I diced the green pepper, and onion and added them to the sausage.
*Founded in Sidney, Ohio as The Wagner Manufacturing Company manufactured metal castings of light hardware for general stores and tin hollow-ware for government contract work. In 1891 their cast iron foundry went into operation, and it continued producing cast iron cookware for over a century before closing in 1999.
While they sautéed in the skillet, I cut up the tomato. I added the tomato and about 3/4 cup of water to the skillet, reduced the heat and covered.
After simmering for 30 minutes on low, I drained the juice and enjoyed the rich flavor of a plain and simple meal.
While I served it in a bowl and ate 'as is', it would also go well over light pasta.