Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Sausage & Peppers
Phew what a busy day it has been!
I know it's crazy late, but you know me... had to get a post in.
After work today, I headed over to register for classes. CULINARY SCHOOL CLASSES. Oh yeah. I don't think I've ever been so excited to receive a stack of textbooks and binders. I think today it's really starting to sink in. I'm actually going to culinary school. I'm following a dream. And it is awesome.
So now that I've gotten my excitement out of the way, let's talk food.
I recently received a package in the mail from the Foodbuzz Tastemaker's program to try a sample of an upcoming line of Birdseye Chef's Favorites. They're a variety of side dishes that include Mushroom & Green Bean Risotto, Creamy Primavera Risotto, and Lightly Sauced Creamed Spinach.
I paired the Mushroom & Green Bean Risotto with this sausage and peppers meal and it was okay. It was a tad bit "mushroomy" for my taste - but I mean, it was Mushroom and Green Bean Risotto after all. I tried the Creamy Primavera Risotto as well and I found it more appetizing. My only real complaint was that the packaging said there were 2 servings per package. Now, I don't know if Andy and I just expect big servings of things or what, but there was definitely only 1 feasible serving on the package. But other than that, if you're looking for a quick side without the hours of labor - then this might be for you, so look out for it!
Now, these sausage and peppers are a different story. Quick, easy, and tasty. No complaints on this one!
1 onion, chopped
1 purple bell pepper, sliced
1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup diced tomatoes
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 mild italian sausages, sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt, to taste
Heat olive oil in a large skillet under medium to medium high heat. Add onions, jalapeño, and bell pepper and sauté for about 5 minutes, or until starting to soften. Season with salt.
Add sausage slices and cook until browned, about 5 to 7 minutes.
Stir in tomatoes and mozzarella cheese until heated through and cheese is melted.
This was definitely a winner in my book. Almost doesn't even need a side dish accompanied with it.
Well, I'm off to bed. Have an early morning at work again tomorrow! See you all in the afternoon!
*I received a free sample of Birdseye Chef's Favorites through the Foodbuzz Tastemaker's Program. All opinions shared in this post are my own.