Tammi’s Top of the Lake – Aug. 23

The top businesses from all over the Lake of Okeechobee in review for the week.

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Grace Consignment located in the heart of Park Street in Okeechobee, Fla.

Grace Consignment Shop, 209 S.W. Park St., is a beautiful store with consignment of furniture and decorated items. They have been open in their current location about a year now and enjoying being a part of the Park Street family. The shop carries top-notch items at a very reasonable price. They have several different vendors who also make and sell unique items in the store. The variety of items offered for sale is endless! This store is a must see for yourself! Don’t forget to like them on Facebook or give them a call at 863-467-7355.

Chico’s Burrito Shack, 309 S.W. Park St., puts a healthy twist on Mexican favorites. The line service allows customers to order customized burritos, tacos, fajitas, quesadillas, burrito bowls and salads, choosing from chicken, barbacoa beef or steak and a variety of other fresh ingredients and sauces. This business is family owned and operated and with most of the recipes coming straight from grandmother’s kitchen. Give them a like on Facebook. They can be reached at 863-623-4345.

St. Lucie Battery and Tire, 198 U.S. 98 N., carries most tire sizes and are dealers of Michelin, BF Goodrich and more. They carry tires for cars, trucks, tractors and also for RVs and even construction equipment. They offer 24/7 roadside assistance. They offer any size battery you need even for golf carts and scooters. If they don’t have it, they can get it for you. Gift certificates are available at any time of the year! Check out their website at www.slbt.com or like them on Facebook! Call 863-357-2431.

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Sausage Pasta

Enjoy this recipe of the week!
Sausage Pasta
Ingredients: 3/4 pound pasta, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 pound spicy Italian sausage, 1 onion, chopped, 4 cloves garlic, minced, 1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth, 1 teaspoon dried basil, 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped, spinach, 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese.
Directions:
1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and reserve.
2. In a large skillet, heat oil and sausage; cook through until no longer pink. During the last 5 minutes of cooking, add onion and garlic to skillet. Add broth, basil and tomatoes with liquid.
3. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes to slightly reduce. Add chopped spinach; cover skillet and simmer on reduced heat until spinach is tender.
4. Add pasta to skillet and mix together. Sprinkle with cheese and serve immediately.

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Tammi Kelly

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