Hot & Flavorful

You guys know how I love my easy-peasy dinners!

Tonight’s dinner was no different.

Ryan and I made a hot and flavorful meal of Italian sausage with green peppers and onions.

Sausage + Onions + Peppers

Though it had to cook in the oven for approximately 45 minutes, the prep work only lasted five. It was a set-it-and-forget-it kinda meal!

I simply chopped up two large green peppers and one onion, and cut up three large Jennie-O sweet lean Italian turkey sausages. I cut the sausages with scissors because chopping them with a knife would cause the meat to squeeze out of the casings. Once everything was ready to go, I combined everything, sprinkled it with salt and pepper, and placed the mixture in the oven for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.

The result was a fragrant and delicious meal.

Up Close

Dinner is Served

Sadie really wanted a bite, but onions are a no-go for dogs, so she did some tricks to earn some dog-safe treats!

"Gimme, Gimme!"

Though the treat made her happy, she instantly returned to begging for our human food… not that I blame her. 😉

Now it’s time to do some dishes, read and hopefully get in bed a lil’ early tonight.

See ya in the morning!

Rainy Day Dinner

Is is just me or do rainy days make you want a warm dinner that makes your whole house smell fantastic?

With the chilly, rainy weather outside, Ryan and I decided to make a hot, aromatic dinner of Italian sausage with peppers and onions.

Sausage, Peppers and Onions

Our friends Pete and Merri made this dish at their Super Bowl party this year and Ryan and I loved it.

Thankfully Pete shared his recipe with me today and I was pleased to see that it was super easy. You know I love simple recipes!

All you have to do is cut Italian sausages with scissors (do not use a knife or the meat will come out of the casings) and put the meat into a 2-inch baking dish (sprayed with cooking spray) with sliced onions and peppers. You can then top it all with olive oil, salt and pepper or omit all the spices since the Italian sausage is very flavorful on its own. Easy, right?

We let the sausage and peppers bake at 375 degrees for about 45 minutes, stirring the mixture every once in a while.


Our apartment smelled like heaven!

I enjoyed my sausage and veggie mix on a big piece of Joseph’s lavash bread.


For dessert I enjoyed a chocolate mint Attune bar. I received a package of these in the mail from the company today and was excited to try the bars. 

Mint Chocolate Attune Bar

Mint Chocolate

It was so stinkin’ delicious! I gave Ryan a bite too and he agreed. 

I’ll do a full review on the bars once I try the various flavors. 🙂

Off to keep warm by cuddlin’ on the couch watching Friends on DVD with Ryan. Good night!