Tomatoes, Sausages, Nice Crispy Bacon: A recipe by the Lady Awdur

A guest post from the Lady Awdur, with LOTR inspired recipe. I have to say, this recipe sounds absolutely heavenly...and adding in some LOTR connotations makes everything better.

Mae Govannen, fellow fans of Lord of the Rings. If you've seen The Fellowship of the Ring (which, since you're here, I'm sure you have), you'll remember that on Weathertop, Merry starts a fire (while Frodo is apparently sleeping) and makes "tomatoes, sausages, nice crispy bacon".

Notice that Frodo freaks out about this (and calls them "fools", how rude). Even though in the BOOK Aragorn specifically says to light a fire. Hm. . .

Anyhow, today I'd like to share how to make this delicious dish.

Tomatoes, Sausages, and Nice Crispy Bacon
Served on top of [cheesily-named] Pippin's Pasta

4 large Italian Sausages (or one package Field Roast vegetarian Italian sausage)
2-5 strips of bacon
2 cans fire-roasted tomatoes
1-2 fresh tomatoes, chopped
1 package penne rigato pasta

Cook pasta according to package directions. 
Fry bacon in a pan until crisp. Let cool; crumble.
Fry the sausages in oil and break into pieces. Mix in 1 can tomatoes, chopped tomatoes, and bacon.  Fry on medium heat for several minutes, stirring occasionally. If it sticks, pour in 1/4 cup water or a few tablespoons of olive oil. Add in the other can of tomatoes and fry until it is all thoroughly heated through. Serve with pasta.

Don't get ash on the tomatoes.

The Lady Awdur lives in the Midwest but would love to live in Middle Earth. She'd prefer to be an elf over a hobbit, though she is closer to the height of the latter. She has been a fan of Tolkien and Lord of the Rings since 2010, when she was introduced to the first movie by her eldest sister and shortly after read the book. She blogs about writing, Jesus and the Middle Ages at

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Fly, you fools!


On January 15, 2019 TA, the Fellowship of the Ring fought their way out of Moria, and lost Gandalf to the Balrog of Morgoth. Honestly, that part never made me terribly sad, because even when I read it for the very first time, I knew somehow that he couldn't be dead. Not really. The part that makes me miserable is right after, when they are outside of Moria, and that wonderful piece of music begans to play. Its very sad.


In the year 2995 TA, Eowyn of Rohan was born. 
Of course, we all love Eowyn. And if she hadn't been around, Middle Earth would have been in trouble, because she wouldn't have killed the Witch King of Angmar, and the Witch King would have killed Gandalf. And Gandalf wouldn't have been able to talk to the eagles and tell them about Frodo, so the eagles wouldn't have gone to get Frodo. So Frodo and Sam would have died. And if it wasn't for Frodo and Sam, Merry and Pippin's hot hotheadedness would have caused them to fight well and die well, but ultimately lose the Shire. And Saruman would have lived much longer. Also Faramir would never have found love or happiness. And Eomer wouldn't have had a sister. And Theoden wouldn't have had a niece. Also Merry wouldn't have gotten to go fight. You get the idea. Eowyn is quite important. 

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Still Here


January 14th, 3019 TA
The company spends the night in "hall twenty-one"


Int he year 2994 TA, Balin dies in Moria, and the Dwarf Colony there was destroyed. It becomes overrun with goblins, trolls, balrog (1), etc. But come on people! Balin died, how sad is that? He was basically Bilbo's best friend, after Gandalf, and he just died. Its very depressing. Or, as Tolkien said, "Balin Perishes". post signature 

30 Day Middle Earth Challenge

For anyone interested, To Write Or Not To Write is currently going through a "30 Day Middle Earth Challenge"
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Hello Moria


On January 13th 3019, in the early hours of the day, the company is attacked by wolves. And by nightfall, they have reached the gates of Moria. At this point, Gollum begins to follow them.


In the year 2991, Eomer of Rohan was born. And we all love Eomer. His helmet is AWESOME by the way.
For those of you who don't know, Eomer married Lothiriel, Daughter of Imrahil of Dol Amroth.

Appendix A>>Annals of the Kings and Rulers>> II. The House of Eorl>>The Kings of the Mark>>Third Line>>Eomer Eadig
"Eomer became a great king, and being young when he succeeded Theoden he reigned for sixty-five years, longer than all the kings before him save Aldor the Old. In the War of the Ring he made the friendship of King Elessar, and of Imrahil of Dol Amroth; and he rode often to Gondor. In the last year of the Third Age he wedded Lothiriel, daughter of Imrahil. Their son Elfwine the Fair ruled after him."
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Hidden Meanings Everywhere, even in death


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Pure Uneventfulness


I haven't posted for a bit, and nothing much happened on the next three dates in the Fellowships journey, so I will do three at once.
On January 8th, 3018 TA, the company reached Hollin. Which is...right here: 

And then on January 11th and 12th, they tried not to die in the snow on Caradhras. It was much more exciting in the book then it sounds right here. Believe me. 


Coincidentally, our year this time is 2989, which was the year that Balin left Erebor and entered Moria. And we all know what happens NEXT!!
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The Journey Begins

DAY: The Company of the Ring leaves Rivendell at dusk. 

On December 25th, in the year 3018, nine members of the Fellowship of the Ring set out from Rivendell on their perilous quest. Yes, this is Cristmas day, or Yule as the hobbits call it. As in the case of Christmas, the saviour (or saviours in this case) of the world have begun the journey.


This was the year that Finduilas died. She was the wife of Denethor, Steward of Gondor. And the mother of Faramir and Boromir. She probably died because she had to be married to a jerk like Denethor. That must have been really horrible *shudders*

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I do still exsist

I do, in fact, still exsist on this earth, as hard as that is to believe. I wish I could say that I have been off having adventures in Middle Earth, but I must be totally honest and admit that I forgot about this blog.
Yes. That is the sad, sad truth. Fortunately for me, no one was following this blog so I have not offended anyone by desertion. I take full responsability, by now ignoring it. Moving on.

I basically was absent during the entire war of the ring. MORE apologies. So I will just have to keep posting and  hopefully catch up pretty quickly. As of now, day to day posts will not be posted on the acual day, but I hope to be able to do that again once I catch up to myself.
I go now to draft a whole bunch of posts, and schedule them to appear daily.

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