Sunday, April 11, 2010

A Tasty Dinner!

I made dinner the other night and I don't know if it was the setting sun shining in the window as we ate or the wine that went along with it but it just looked and tasted so good I thought I would share a few pictures (not the best, I had to hurry, the kids were starving) and a little recipe.

I just made a simple meal, Italian sausage and peppers and a side of pasta with garlic, olive oil and fresh basil.
Here goes!

Sausage and Peppers
5-6 links or more of Turkey Italian Sausage (of course you can use regular It. sausage, I don't eat read meat so thus the turkey)
2-3 tbs. extra virgin olive oil
1/2 white or yellow onion
1-2 large Bell Peppers red/green
3-4 potatoes of choice, I like the little red
White Wine
Salt & Pepper
Fresh Basil and Imported Pecorino Romano Cheese (parmesan is also acceptable) for garnish


I don't really measure things when I cook so these directions are really forgiving.
Heat oil in large pot, lightly saute roughly chopped onion. Brown sausage on all sides.
Add large cubed potatoes with skins, large chopped bell peppers and a bit of salt and pepper to taste.
Cover with lid and cook for a few minutes, turning sausage as necessary.
Add at least a 1/4 of a bottle of your favorite white wine, again I don't really measure so a glass for me a few glasses for the food. :)

Cover and cook on med. heat until potatoes are softened, oh about 15 min I suppose, check it every so often, give it a little stir.

Serve with fresh grated romano and chopped basil. YUM!

* You must have the best bread to serve with this because of all the juice this dish makes. Growing up Italian I was taught you must dip your bread in the juice of all your food and dinner without a side of bread was just unheard of! A habit that is so hard for me to break.

Pasta is simple, angel hair tossed with garlic sauteed in olive oil and fresh chopped basil, a bit of fresh grated Romano and you are good to go!

Well I hope you will give this simple, hearty dish a try one night!
Mangia!


8 comments:

Beloved Blackberry Cabin said...

i love this receipe -- i am def going to make this for supper real soon.

nady said...

...nice dinner, like it..

Lisa said...

Carrie

I love peppers and sausage! Thanks for the great recipe.

Have a wonderful day.

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Snugglebug Blessings said...

Yum! That looks delightful. Love to try it, thanks for sharing the reciepe. God bless, Cathy

antique-boutique said...

What time is dinner? Your dish looks wonderful, I can almost smell it! Thanks for sharing!

Debbie
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Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Yummy Yummy Carrie ~
That looks so good !!
xoxo
Lori

Patricia said...

Yum! Think I may have to cook up some sausage and peppers one night soon.I haven't had that in ages and you have my mouth watering.
Having married into an Italian family, I have gotten into the habit of good bread to dip, and that was the beginning of the end, lol. Have a great week,
Pat
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gail said...

Wow Carrie,, that really looks great! Thanks for sharing your recipe. I hope you have been enjoying the spring weather. You know what it will be like soon for us! LOL I love all of your new creations.
Happy creating, gail