Italian Sausage Strata and The Pocket Hose

 I made several of these for the shelter yesterday and wow...they sure are good.  I sauteed hot Italian sausage with garlic, onions and peppers and Italian seasoning.  I cubed lots of bread and mixed it with grated mozzarella and provolone.  Then I beat a bunch of eggs with some milk and parmesan cheese.  I mixed it all together and baked it for about an hour until the internal temperature reached 165. This could be served on a small pool of marinara sauce though I served it plain.

 I did it!  I bought the Pocket Hose.  19.99.  I finally tried it out yesterday.  It weighs next to nothing and so far, works like a charm.  If it continues to perform, I will be buying more of these.

 This is Teddy gardening.

 Wait mama...I really am gardening!!!

 I am incubating some of the patio moss.

 The cistern is running!

 I am planting herbs in planters close to the house.  I like having them close to the kitchen since I use them so often.

 I plant flowers in these urns too so not only are they useful, they are decorative as well.

 I am planting my driveway tubs with patio blueberries in the hopes I can get some before the birds.

 I planted this blueberry last year and it is coming back with gusto this spring.

 Strawberries and more herbs.

This is the Pocket Hose.  When it fills with water it is still light weight.  As soon as you turn the water off, it shrivels back up and you can seriously stick the whole 50 feet in your pocket.  It is light as a feather!


Patty Woodland said…
Uhm, "the hose that grows" ?!
Curious marketing....
luckybunny said…
Ohhh one of those hoses! The strata looks and sounds delicious, I'm hungry too!
Anonymous said…
thats a gorgeous shot of Teddy, looks beautiful laying on the stone, I have heard others like that hose,
the guys are eating well with this casserole!
Glad the POCKET hose works. Now I don't have to post about it again. LOL TEDDY I would stay glued to that spot and continue gardening. It looks comfy.
Megs said…
I think I will buy a pocket hose, too. Glad to hear that so far, it's ok.
My hubby bought a Pocket Hose a while back and hasn't had a chance to try it yet...he really didn't want to wash off our snow :) BTW...our snow is finally melting!!!

I love that photo of the brick-wall ruin with the window...GORGEOUS!!!

Anonymous said…
That Strata looks yummy!

That pocket house, I don't understand it :-) :-) :-) You fill it with water? I better check it out on the net :-)

Have a great day!
Teddy gardens the same way I do!
Guillaume said…
My kind of pasta dish.
Glad the Pocket Hose is working for you. You have a lot, lot, lot of watering to do... With all those planted pots, etc.

Read somewhere, that plants in pots, need to be watered daily.......
lleblanc_nd said…
The strata looks yummy! You should write a shelter cookbook so shelters allover the country know what to do with all of the donated bread, etc.
Barb said…
Everything outside looks wonderful!! I may have to look into that hose. Teddy is just one smart puppy making Mama do all the work!
It's strange to see your yard without snow.
I've seen the hose advertised and based on your recommendation I'm going to pick one up!

Teddy's such a good helper, just like Duke! LOL!!!
Nellie said…
Great dish for the shelter!

I have seen that hose advertised. It might make a great gift for someone here.:-)