June 2018 Newsletter

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Name Email Location Birth Date
Anita Angelo aangelo@cox.net  North Providence, RI 06-01-38
Jake Messmore lantus7030@yahoo.com  Janesville, WI 06-03-77
Andrea Peters Andreanims58@aol.com  Sioux Falls, SD 06-03-58
Robyn Hall laughingcat01@aol.com  Sarasota, FL 06-04
Paul Campbell pawsoxpc@cox.net  Tucson, AZ 06-05-31
Dave Perry complexities@bellsouth.net  West Palm Beach, FL 06-05-45
Susan (Holden) LaRose lwd338@cox.net West Gloucester, RI 06-06-55
Anita Campanelli Silva nitabev@yahoo.com  Melbourne, FL 06-06
Michael Goldfarb michaeljgoldfarb@aol.com  Orlando, FL 06-09-54
Edie French ediejunebug@aol.com  Cranston, RI 06-10-48
Ellen (Howarth) O'Brien elob1936@cox.net  Cumberland, RI 06-10-36
Vinnie Pezzullo Sailsman1138@aol.com  Bristol, RI 06-10-39
George Donahue katgerge@live.com Johnston, RI 06-11-44
Donna Marie Jolicoeur dmtcdg@hotmail.com  Union City, TN 06-11-62
Grace Berthod Paul gracebp@bellsouth.net  Coconut Creek, FL 06-11-29
Richard Lavoie rich61247@yahoo.com  Hopkinton, RI 06-12-47
Tony Danella thewop614@aol.com  Ft. Lauderdale, FL 06-14-43
Rebecca Melucci mzsunbum@sbcglobal.net  Guilford, CT 06-14-49
Lynda Venditti cdicenzo@comcast.net Port charlotte, FL 06-16
Jack Manning smoothtop825@aol.com  Port Charlotte, FL 06-17-34
Linda Mc Cormick (McLeod) linda1826@cox.net  Orlando, FL 06-17-48
Dee Dee Ricci riccidee@earthlink.net San Simeon, CA 06-17-40
Jean (Faria) Medeiros Repose jrepo243@cox.net N. Kingstown, RI 06-19-46
Paul Redfern paul-liz@westnet.com.au  Australia  06-21-42
John L. Vaughn ciscokid8@frontiernet.net  Westwood, CA 06-23-42
Karen Tortolani Welch KDTORT@wmconnect.com  Pueblo, CO 06-23-47
Dawn Rose hooch133@webtv.net Providence, RI  06-24-64
Anne (Simes) D'Arcy Coonhollow@aol.com  Paradise, CA 06-25-38
Kathleen Flynn-Navarro katynav626@yahoo.com Belleview, FL 06-26-57
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2-3 green peppers
2-3 red peppers
1-2 large onion (s)
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Pre-heat oven to 350 for sausages.
Place sausage, in a single layer, in roasting pan. 
Add enough water to the pan, so that the water level comes up to about half of the height of the sausage.
Cook sausage for approximately 30 minutes, or until they are done cooking. Once they are done, remove from oven and set aside.
While sausages are cooking, prepare the peppers and onion(s) for roasting.
To prepare, cut peppers and onion (s) any way you prefer. Typically it works best if you cut the onions into wedges, and the peppers into one inch strips and then in half lengthwise. You can use more peppers and onions if you wish. It all depends on your preference.
Turn up the oven to 375* and place peppers and onion (s) in a single layer on a baking sheet or roasting pan, and drizzle liberally with EVOO, and then put in oven for roasting
While veggies are roasting, cut up the sausage into good sized pieces on a bias. Get rid of the excess water and grease in the roasting pan. You can put the sausages back into the roasting pan after they are cut up.
Once peppers and onions are roasted, try to drain the oil in the pan, and then mix them in with the sausage in the roasting pan and add the tomato sauce, making sure to mix it in well.

For serving, to ensure that it stays warm, you can place in a crock pot and keep it on low.

Serve with Italian sub rolls. (the smaller ones make it better for serving a large group of people)

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