Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A Quick & Tasty Supper

I am blessed to have a husband who enjoys cooking. He learned a lot from his mom who, I am sure, was more than happy to share her kitchen with him! Since both of us have worked full time jobs since before we married, it was critical for the health and well-being of our sons to have a Dad who could put a healthy and yummy supper on the table. I have been the recipient of some of that good cooking the past few days. From baby back ribs on Sunday, to white beans and cornbread last night and fried catfish tonight....well, let's just say I am one spoiled chick! (I was a partner on 2 of those meals, by the way. We also enjoy cooking together. BIG SMILE)

It is not a usual week to have big meals two nights in a row. There are many more nights when we both come home too tired to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Being empty nesters, it can be way to easy to zip through the drive through to pick up quick and UNhealthy food. Not good for our waistlines or our hearts. So I love coming up with quick and nutritious meals that we can put on the table quickly.

This week's Tasty Tuesday recipe is one of those. We both love brats or smoked sausages with sauteed onions & peppers. The usual method of serving said meal was piled on a bun. At the end of a particularly tiring day, I was faced with a shrinking pantry and two very hungry people. In my fridge was a package of turkey smoked sausage and some bell peppers. No buns but I did have brown rice and whole grain pasta in the pantry. And so this recipe was 'born'. It was a huge success (meaning BOTH Larry and I like it!) and has become a favorite go-to when time is limited.

Try it out and let me know what you think. (And if you have any tried and true quick & easy recipes that you don't mind sharing....leave a comment below.)


1 lb smoked turkey sausage (I use Eckrich brand)
1 each green, red, yellow and orange bell peppers
1 large sweet onion]
Tony Chachere’s Spice & Herb Blend
Spaghetti or Rice

Cut peppers and onion into thin strips and place in a lightly oiled 12” skillet. Cover and begin cooking over medium low heat. Add ½ cup water which will help to steam the vegetables.
Slice sausage in round pieces (like coins) and brown in medium hot skillet.

Serve over cooked spaghetti noodles or rice. Top with Tony Chachere’s seasoning to taste. This particular blend gives you a good spicy taste with less heat and salt than their regular Cajun Spice. When I cook this, I usually fix both spaghetti noodles and rice since I prefer spaghetti while Larry likes rice.

Hugs, (and happy cooking)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Molly:

    The recipe sounds yummy. Smoked sausage is one of our quick and easy meals, but I haven't tried it like this before.

    Since my husband has been off work, he is spoiling me with having dinner ready when I get home. While I want him to find a job, I'll sure miss the homecooked meals.



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