Monday, August 3, 2009
So I thought I'd share a favorite recipe. Yes. It's me. Erin. I promise. Are you over the shock of it all? It's no secret that I hate to cook. The kids eat early, Kenny's home late, and as for me...well...tonight I ate my kids' leftover corn on the cob and store bought cookie dough for dinner. BUT, I have been trying to be better and for weeks now have met my goal which is to cook two times a week (baby steps people). So this is one of my favorite recipes because it meets my recipe criteria: it's easy, yummy, and feeds the whole family. My girls won't eat the finished product, but I can set aside some plain pasta with sauce and broccoli for them. (I'm SO getting back everything I put my parents through with picky eating). Anyway - I know the suspense is killing you so here's my recipe:
Brown one pkg Jimmy Dean pork sausage w/ chopped onion
In a separate pan, cook 1 pkg. penne pasta
When the pasta is mostly done, drain it and put it back in the pan
Add to the pasta:
the cooked sausage and onion
2 pkg frozen broccoli - cooked (the recipe says to cook the broccoli with the sausage, but I can't do this without over or under cooking the broccoli...so I cook my broccoli separate) :) The recipe also says one pkg of broccoli, but I love broccoli so I do two or just lots of fresh broccoli.
2 cans stewed Italian tomatoes (I usually cut these up a bit)
1 or 2 cans of tomato sauce (depends on how saucy you want it)
Sprinkle with garlic, oregano, and parmesan cheese (I just LOVE cheese)
Combine everything and warm it a bit and serve!
Ok...so Kenny and I are watching TV right now and I told him I'm posting a recipe and he is LAUGHING his head off. He asked which one and I told him one of our family favorites, Tri-Color Pasta. His response: "It's a family favorite by default... it's one of the only three recipes you cook!" Then he smugly added "You might as well be posting legal advice."
Hmmm... I'll show him. Tune in tomorrow for a complete run down on setting up your own corporation, the steps to ensure proper funding for said corporation, and potential exit scenarios, including reverse mergers and IPOs. And maybe if you're really lucky... I'll throw in another recipe.