Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Roasted Sausages, Peppers, and Onions with Cheesy Bread and Black Pepper & Misc. Desserts

Not a whole lot to say on this one.  It was fairly quick and easy, and we already had the ingredients (or those that could be easily substituted).  Oh. And it was delicious.  Perfect for a Monday night after a devastating weekend when all you want is good food and sleep.

Roasted Sausages, Peppers, and Onions with Cheesy Bread and Black Pepper

loosely adapted from Rachael Ray

1 package of 4 chicken sausages (sorry I don't remember exactly what size- it didn't really matter to me.)
Red bell pepper
Green bell pepper
olive oil
1/4 cup tomato sauce, thinned with a little water

Bread (I used the leftover baguette from our baguette pizzas)
parmesan cheese
garlic powder
olive oil
black pepper

Put the sausage in the oven at 425 for about 20 minutes, or until internal temp reaches 165 degrees.  If you use pre-cooked chicken sausage like I did, just get them nice and hot.  Heat the olive oil and garlic in a skillet, about 3 minutes.  Add the onions and bell peppers and sauté.  Add tomato sauce thinned with water and stir.  When the sausages are done, add them to the vegetable mix and keep hot until ready to serve with bread.  

Change oven setting to broil.  Drizzle bread with olive oil and sprinkle garlic powder and parmesan cheese on top.  Grate black pepper over cheese and broil until bread is crusty and cheese is melted.  

Veggies before being sautéed.

Bread ready to go into the oven...

Bread ready to come out of the oven!

Finished sausage and veggies!

The whole spread.  I threw together a green salad as well.

And a few miscellaneous desserts, some ideas from the Food Network magazine:

Broiled Banana Split: split a banana and sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon.  Wrap in foil and broil until warm, and top with walnuts, chocolate chips, and whipped cream.

Dipped Strawberry: dip a strawberry in sour cream and roll in brown sugar.  That simple.

Both of these desserts are quick and easy, but neither was quite as satisfying as I'd hoped.  

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