Balsamic Roasted Bangers and Cherry Tomatoes
March 31, 2011 in Uncategorized
So you know how at times you are at a dentist’s office, doctor’s office, optometrist, heck, anywhere that has magazines for your reading pleasure as you wait for your turn to go in? Well, In the past…when I was really young and innocent, if I saw a recipe I liked in these magazines, I would slowly, and quietly tear it out of the pages. If the receptionist happened to glance at me, I would give her a bright and sunny smile. Don’t pretend, you know you have done it too, he he he. Or perhaps thought about doing it at least.
I stopped doing this when I grew older and wiser , and felt the frustration of looking through a magazine and finding pages ripped out! Pages that contained recipes that I had wanted to view. That taught me a lesson, and was the end of my ripping pages from reception magazine days. I came up with two different solutions on how to get these recipes after this. A couple of times, not very often, I asked the receptionist if I could have the magazine when they were going to get rid of it. This was not ideal, as I have a ridiculous amount of magazines already. I certainly did not need more.
My second option, and one I use more often, was to make sure I had a pen and something to copy down recipes I liked from the magazines in these waiting rooms. Inevitably, as I’m halfway through a recipe, I usually get called in! This has happened way too many times.
Sometime last year, I was looking through the March 2010 issue of Your Family Magazine in a doctor’s waiting room. I had barely glanced at a recipe page that grabbed my interest when I was called in. I had to go back to work as soon as I was done with my appointment, and sadly did not get a chance to view the recipe again.
I remembered it had balsamic vinegar which I LOVE, sausages, and tomatoes in the title. I got online, and tried to find it, to no avail. I then looked in almost every shop for the magazine, but it was not to be found. Only the April 2010 issues were available. Now I became really obsessed with finding this recipe, lol. To make a long story short, I emailed the magazine and told them of my dilemma. I tried to appear calm and rational, and not sound as if I were obsessing over this recipe. I did not want to appear desperate and crazy. The kind and lovely Food Editor emailed me back shortly with the recipe as well as 2 others I had requested. Phew! This recipe is simple, but produces great results, and fantastic flavours!