The weekend...

The weather was so much better than predicted and it was just too nice to stay inside.

Saturday. Got up, got caffeinated and hit the Farmer's Market.

This week's haul: strawberries, tangerines, avocados, sweet Maui onions, leeks, zucchini and I scored some more of those baby patty pans which I used to make this casserole. Soooo good.

Shelly's Sausage Squash 3 Onion Casserole

1 Sweet Maui Onion, sliced
1 Leek, diced (white & light green parts only)
2 Green Zucchinis, sliced
1/2 pound Yellow Squash (or Baby Patty Pans), sliced
2 cloves Garlic, minced
1/2 pound Italian Sausage, casings removed
1 cup storebought Alfredo Sauce (Bertolli, Contadina or something like that)
1/2 cup canned Chopped Tomatoes, drained (Italian Style)
1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper
2 oz. Goat Cheese, crumbled
optional: 1/4 cup Crispy Onions, crushed (Durkee makes them, the kind you use on Green Bean Casserole)

Saute onions and leek till golden. Add squashes and saute till fork tender. Add sausage meat and cook till no pink is seen. Add garlic, Alfredo sauce, tomatoes, seasonings and goat cheese. Stir to combine.

Pour into a Pyrex casserole dish and top with optional crispy onions. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

After the Market it was off to the beach. I really wanted to do beach clean-up but I had an opportunity to work a few hours for my caterer pal. I couldn't pass up a few bucks. Grrr. Gotta pay the bills :(

Before heading home I hit the Carlsbad Outlets. I was good. Bought 3 much needed shirts, a cup of coffee and left. I closed my eyes and silently chanted, "No purses" when I walked past the Coach store ;)

On the hill just above the outlets, the Carlsbad Flower Fields were in full bloom. For the non-locals the Flower Fields are 50 acres of world class ranunculus (my favorite flower.) Take a look...

Sunday. It was back to the beach for the Encinitas Street Faire. What a gorgeous day! Lots of great walking, yummy roasted corn and BBQ, bright blue skies, ocean breezes

and views like this...

Hope everyone had a great weekend!