Smoked Turkey Links and Peppers in a Sweet Red Wine Sauce

Lately, I’ve been searching for something.
I’ve been spending the majority of my time either in Garden Nurseries, in my backyard digging, at Goodwill, or on Pinterest.

I’m wanting something.
I’m wanting this moment to be a moment in the future.
A moment where my life is more stable. Where my garden is lush, and I know what the he** I’m doing. I’m wanting my house to be full of pictures and items of age, and history. So that when we walk into it WE know.

We know that we are worthy?
We know that we are lovely?
We know that we are people who live here, and work hard at creating beauty?
In all things.
In children playing.
In spirits and souls.
In fun.
In life.

But sometimes it doesn’t seem like that.
It just seems like life is made up of laundry, and taking people to and fro.
So I’ve been wandering.
And wondering.
If I can make the next moments we live, like the moment I wish I was having now.
One where I enjoy every sound.
Every color.
Every smell.
Every action.

I’m hoping the search for it, will bring it looking for me.

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I think that’s why I love food. . . .so much.

Because. . .I stop.
I appreciate every. single. bite.
Every sweet caramelized onion.
Every inch of garlic, smoky goodness.

It reminds me that nourishment come in many forms. Because I’m not just filled up with the end result, I’m nourished by the process of cutting and chopping, sauteing and stirring.

I wonder if all of life can be like these Smoked Turkey Links and Peppers.
So easy.
Easy to prepare.
Wafting of hearty sweet aromas.

I think that it can.

Smoked Turkey Links with Peppers in a Sweet Red Wine Sauce
Inspired by Giada and the Deen Bros. Seperately:)

2 pounds Your Fave Turkey Sausage
2 TB olive oil
2 yellow onions. sliced
2 red, yellow or orange bell peppers, sliced
4 Garlic Cloves
2 fresh tomatoes chopped*
2 TB tomato paste
1 cup of Wine or Beer ( I like using a Sweet Red)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
Sweet Hawaiian Sandwich Rolls, Hoagie Rolls, or Pita Bread

*No fresh tomatoes? Try using 1 15 oz. can of dice tomatoes

1.) Poke holes into sausage links with a fork. In a skillet on medium high heat, brown the sausage on all sides. Remove from skillet, and drain.

2.) Add olive oil, chopped onions and peppers. Cook on medium heat until soft, translucent and sweet, 5 -8 minutes. Add garlic, and cook for 2 minutes longer.

3.) Add tomatoes paste, tomatoes, and wine. Stir to incorporate.

4.) Slice the sausage links into 1/2 inch bites. Add to the onion and pepper mixture.Stir and cover and cook for 15 minutes.  Remove lid and cook another 10 – 15 minutes more until sauce has thickened.

Serve in rolls or in a bowl all on its own.  Great with onion rings or french fries!

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