Most of my dinners are not the product of deep reflection and long, thought-through ideas for recipes! Generally after walking in the door from work I have a cup of hot tea. Just one of those truly relaxing and enjoyable pleasures I allow myself. Perhaps a muffin or cookie if I have one. After that I begin to formulate a plan for dinner and while cleaning or doing laundry the decision is made. Not all that exciting, is it? I love to surprise Ritchey with something new! After a long day at work, coming home to share dinner is what’s on his mind, and I always try to make it special – even if it’s leftovers! We do have to eat them sometimes! Can’t let good food go to waste! This was last night’s supper – along with the remainder of the Apple-Cranberry Crisp!
A Simple Pasta Dish
- olive oil
- 1 pound Italian sausage
- 1 medium sweet onion
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1 medium red pepper, cut into strips
- 1 teaspoon ground fennel
- 1 teaspoon ground rosemary
- 8 ounces penne pasta, cooked to package directions
- 4 ounces mozzarella cheese, cut into small cubes
- 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
Saute the sausage in a little olive oil until almost brown. Add onion, garlic and red pepper. Add spices and stir well. Continue cooking until sausage is brown and onion is soft. Cook pasta while preparing sausage mixture. Add cooked pasted to skillet along with mozzarella cheese. Stir well. Sprinkle with chopped parsley. Enjoy!