there were two things i was certain of when i got engaged
the guy i was going to marry
and that there would be mason jars at my wedding
lots of them
everything else seemed to fall into place
around all the mason jars of course
...and then came baby...

Monday, November 28, 2011

hungry monday: super simple sausage

i genuinely enjoy cooking. i like chopping onions, measuring flour and using a wooden spoon. i try my best to cook sunday through thursday and occasionally on a friday or saturday if we're having company. if not, i reserve those nights for ordering in, warming up a frozen pizza or venturing out to the big city...or our little downtown.

here is a super simple sausage dinner that i make about once a week, with slight alterations (substitute different veggies, serve over pasta instead of rice or make a red sauce vs. white wine)

1. slice up sausage and a sweet yellow onion and saute in olive oil over med-high (goal is to brown sausage)
2. add a splash of chicken broth (i use this), cook for a minute or two
3. add a 1/4 cup of white wine (i use whatever i have in the fridge, but usually a pinot grigio), turn up the heat to let the wine cook off and thicken the sauce
4. lower heat, add cherry tomatoes (i slice in half) and sugar snap peas, cook for about 5 minutes - this is where you can get crazy & add whatever you have in the veggie drawer

i usually toss this all over some brown rice that i've cooked in the same chicken broth used in the sausage mixture.

i prefer the applegate organics sweet italian sausage. they're made with chicken and turkey, they're organic and they're skinless. check, check and check.


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