It's a Dog Tag Wife Life

The musings of a non-conventional, soon-to-be Army Wife

Tasty Tuesday – Quick Dinner for Monday Night October 19, 2010

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Yesterday was pretty crazy.  Besides it being Monday, I decided I wanted to go to the mall to get some new makeup (and a new look) because we are getting our engagement pictures done this weekend.  VERY EXCITED!

Anyway, not a big deal except that the mall is 30 minutes away and my appointment at the Clinique counter took over an hour.  Totally worth it though because the second the hunny saw me, he said “Wow, you look awesome.”  Normally I don’t spend a ton of time on my makeup.  After his reaction, I may have to invest some more time in my morning.

Anywho, it’s 7:45 when I get home and no one has had dinner.  I could do pasta, but I don’t feel like that’ll be enough.  I could do sausage, onions, and peppers, but I don’t have any good bread to make sandwiches with it.  What do I do, combine them!  And I had all the necessary ingredients in the house.

It was delicious.  And technically, since I used turkey sausage, not to terribly bad for us either.  It had a good smokey flavor from the sausage, a little extra texture from the peppers and onions, and just enough sauce to make it feel like a real pasta dish.  The only thing I think I forgot was a little cheese.  Either way, the meal was delicious.  So were the pumpkin bars that I made this weekend.  I’ll save that for next week though (plus, I didn’t take any pictures and may have to make more this weekend).


Quick Monday Night Dinner

  • 2 Servings of Pasta (I used about 1-1/2 cups penne)
  • 1 large link turkey sausage, sliced, about 5-7 oz (I like the Oscar Meyer brand, it has two links so I just threw the other one in the freezer)
  • Peppers & Onions to taste (I use the fire roasted frozen ones from Trader Joe’s, super convenient & tasty)
  • Pasta Sauce

Cook pasta as directed on box.  While water is heating for pasta, heat medium-sized skillet to medium.  Once the pan is hot, add oil and peppers & onions and sliced turkey sausage.  Saute until hot.  I like to get the sausage to fry a little.  Drain pasta, add peppers, onions, and sausage.  Add as much sauce as you want.  We don’t use a ton so I added about 1/3-1/2 a small jar.  Mix thoroughly and enjoy!  You could also add some Parmesan or mozzarella if you want that little bit of cheese.  I wouldn’t use too much though, it might mess with the consistency.

By the way, this was fantastic with a glass of red wine, but not a super powerful one.  I had a Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon mix but I think a true Shiraz would’ve been perfect.  The hunny enjoyed an ice-cold hard cider and he thought the flavors complimented one another.


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