I can't believe he's so old! LOL!
This is one of my favorite photos of Kevin. It always puts a smile on my face every single time I see it. Just look at his smile.
(An old bishop of ours posted a picture of his Father's Day gift. It was a t-shirt of him and his daughter looking like gangsters. Then the caption under the photo said....."I could be your future father-in-law. Call the daughter's cell phone for an appointment." When I see this photo or even a few others I think a shirt like that would have been perfect for Kevin. I just wish we would have thought of that idea. Funny stuff!!!)
Kevin always tries to tell the kids that I'm at least 10 years older than him. They've seen his birth certificate and mine, so the kids know which one of us is older. Silly man.
Tonight we are having a low-key birthday celebration for Kevin. A nice dinner of Spicy Smoked Sausage, Cheesy Potatoes, and a nice tossed salad. Followed by a red velvet cake with vanilla or strawberry ice-cream. Kevin was thrilled! (This is the first time I've even cooked spicy smoked sausage. I'll let you know what the family thinks about them. Anyway, they look yummy in some of the recipes I've seen online.)
The meal is another one of those easy quickie kind. I plan to cook the sausage stove top and the potatoes are just going to be peeled (by the children), cut into cubes and boiled. Then when they are cooked, we will drain the water, and add a little salt and pepper to taste and then dump in a can or two of Campbell's Cheddar Cheese Soup and stir it in. No added water, just the condensed goodness. You don't even really have to warm up the soup because the heat and steam from the potatoes warms it up as you fold it in. It's so simple and my family LOVES them. You can even load up your potatoes with a little crumbled up bacon, green onion, and a spoonful of sour cream, and maybe a sprinkle of shredded cheddar on top, just like a loaded backed potato with extra cheesy goodness. These are fantastic! My family eats them up as quickly as I make them, so I'm making extra.
Below is a photo of what the potatoes and spicy sausage look like together. We aren't putting the sausage into the potatoes though, and maybe we'll snap a photo of ours when dinner is done. That is if I don't melt first from all the heat. I just wanted to let you see what I'm talking about.
You certainly could add the sausage into your potatoes and that might be something we do another time. Looks like comfort food doesn't it? This is the sausage we used....