Can I just ask you a question, cyber people? Do the ribs on peppers annoy you? They so totally annoy me .. do you know what I'm talking about .. these thingsI despise having to trim them all out, but I do, because in my mind, I think they would add water to the dish, I mean, does anyone know if there is flavor in the ribs?Is there lime in the coconut?
Back to the business at hand.
Heat a large deep skillet over medium-high heat and add one tablespoon of olive oil, brown sausages on all sides.Drain the excess oil and add your peppers, onions, and garlic.. Cover your pan and cook 10 more minutes. Or until peppers are done to your liking. These are to my liking.. Uncover your dish and toss in your parsley, splashes of your hot cherry pepper juice--that sounds like a chant--hot cherry pepper juice, hot cherry pepper juice, hot cherry pepper juice--, and your chopped cherry peppers Add your cooked potatoes Combine. Done. Doesn't that look so freaking good? Grab your bread and dive in!! Looking for a good crusty one ?? Wow, that doesn't sound too appetizing.. good crusty one.. But these breads certainly are.. Why not try Amber's Crusty Italian loaf from Amber's Delectable Delights? How about this one from Farmgirl Fare? Both of those look spectacular!! Oh yes, yes, yes!!Come to mama baby!Along with this, every time I make it, I MUST make Penne Vodka. Why? because all of my 4 children will not eat the hot sausage dish, only one or two will. However they will all eat Rachael Ray's Penne Vodka, of which the recipe can be found here It is a simple recipe, but is delicious and as I said, even the children love it! This is from Rachael Rays 30 Minute Meal cookbook She calls it her You Won't Be Single For Long Vodka Cream Pasta Yes she does, that's what she calls it.
- 3 Tablespoons olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 can crushed tomatoes
- 20 leaves basil, roughly cut or torn
- 2/3 cup vodka
- 1 pound ( or less) Penne
- 1/4 cup heavy cream( or more)
- Grated parmesan cheese
Heat your olive oil and garlic in deep saucepan over medium heat. When the garlic speaks, add tomatoes and heat through. Stir in your basil leavesWhen the basil wilts, stir in your vodka, and bring to a boil. Give the pan a shake and reduce heat to low. Simmer until the pasta is done to your liking. When you drain the pasta Add the cream to your sauce, then stir in your cream until the sauce blushes a shade or two lighter. (Are you blushing still thinking about the kielbasa?) Toss sauce with your hot pasta, top with grated cheese, and again use some crusty bread. Now pair that with the sausage and peppers, potato dish and you have a splendid combo! Splendid, I say.
There is one step , when making the penne vodka that Rachael Ray left out!! A VERY IMPORTANT SIGNIFICANT ABSOLUTELY MUST DO step.
Ready, listen up, listen, when you are pouring in the vodka, STOP and pour yourself a shot
and down that sucker. Really, it makes for a more satisfying experience.
For the final part of our threesome, I mean threefer, I baked up some Awesome Blowout cookies! Recipe is from Better Homes and gardens and can be found here. I am not typing this one out. My hand is shaking from the shots (I mean shot of vodka).
Onto the sinful, calorie-laden cookie!
How awesome are these cookies?? They include honey roasted peanuts, peanut butter cups, and chocolate chips, oh my.
First you must get your peanut butter cups
Strip them, (visions of kielbasa)I mean unwrap them, and chop them up coarsely.
In a mixing bowl, you will mix your butter and peanut butter for 30 seconds
Then add your sugar, baking soda and salt
Beat till combined and scrape down the darn sides when needed. Now add your egg, vanilla, and milk
Then beat in your flour. Now, for the best part, add in your honey roasted peanuts, oh God, your chocolate chips, oh my, and your peanut butter cups, Yipppeeekayayayea......
Stir these babies in. Just try not to steal any pieces before you do so. I admit, I plead guilty. I had to put a little of each in my hand and try the combo.. (Have you ever tried peanut M&M's mixed with buttered popcorn at the movie theatre.. holy lord is that good stuff!! Make sure you say extra butter.. so what run another mile)
Bake for 10 minutes, cool on wire rackAnd INDULGE
Oh yeah, quick tip, if you decide to try these cookies, place peanut butter cups in the freezer for a bit, they are easier to chop..
Guess what!! II am sure you all know Madeline of Everything Rachael Ray, well, I *spoke* with her , and pleaded to know her 2 favorite Rachael Ray dishes!!!!!! She said it was a really tough decision, but if she had to choose, she would pick....., NOT telling you, hahahaha.. I will be making it next week.. NaNaNaNaNaNa .. she picked one healthy one (not making that one) and one not so healthy.. that would be mine. Thank you Madeline for sharing with me!!
One more thing and I will let you go,, And again, I value your thoughts, Can anyone tell my why in God's green earth, my husband and my children, constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized out of thin air? Could ya let me in on that one??