Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Simple pasta sauce for 2-4 people.

I have to admit, nothing beats my mother and mother-in-laws homemade pasta sauce. Yum!!!

I do however have a little version of tomato sauce of my own that takes about an hour and a half and serves 2-4 people.

1 large can of whole tomatoes
teaspoon of honey
package of turkey sausages or any kind of sausage
salt, pepper
1/4 of a red or green pepper if you have it
1/4 of a large sweet onion

throw some olive oil in a pan and cook chopped onions for about 8 minutes. Add chopped red or green pepper if you have it.
throw the turkey sausages in. cook until done. Take them out and put aside. Cut them into bite size pieces. I sometimes leave one sausage in the pot.
add the can of whole tomatoes and squish them.
add honey.
let it all come to a boil
take a hand blender and blend
add salt, pepper, garlic and basil. I sometimes throw in a little red wine if I have it.
let simmer for an hour with cover on most of the way. should leave an opening for the steam to get out. Last 20 minutes or so, add the cut up sausages back in. My husband and I really enjoy this.

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Crushed Pepper Chicken

I haven't blogged in a little while. Kids keeping me busy and have been too tired. I have been throwing together a lot of quick things, example tonight was pork marinaded in Lawreys Marinade and some couscous mixed with spinache and sundried tomatoes.

Last week I cooked a favorite of ours. I used to work with this young lady named Kelly. I said to her one day, I need a new and easy recipe. She told me about this and it's been on our rotation of recipes ever since. This was a few years ago at least.

wet crushed peppers
chicken (salt and pepper the chicken)
worcestershire sauce
tomato sauce

Put about 3-4 tablespoons of butter in pan and melt.
Add about 3-4 tablespoons of the crushed peppers.
Put chicken into the pan. I use 2-3 chicken breasts cut in half length wise so there on the thinner side.
sprinkle generous amount of cinnamon and some worcestershire sauce on top of the chicken
mix just a little tomato sauce in - just a little - I think 1/4 cup should be good. I don't usually measure.
Cook until done. I usually simmer or cook on low.