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!


  1. says

    YUM…that dinner looks fantastic Julie! I love that your recipes are simple yet they are always impressive and tasty! This is going on my “to-make” list ASAP! Have a fun night tonight and here’s hoping you don’t have rain tomorrow! :)


  2. courtney white says

    Looks delish… and I’m making it tonight. Subbed spicy turkey sausage and putting it on a little brown rice with a side of steamed broc. can’t wait!!!

    julie- just saw your site when a bunch of the KD girls “liked” your page. I’m now addicted! hope all is well with you… looks like life is going really well. keep up all the great advice! :)


  3. Ariana says

    Total throwback post…I don’t even know how I came across this one! When I make this, I just cook/saute everything in a skillet on the stove top. It cuts down on a lot of time. I also add a few handfuls of spinach (it cooks down to like nothing!) and tomato. If the sausage is thawed, I can literally start this meal from the beginning with chopping the vegetables and have it done and plated in about 25 minutes. So easy and so healthy! :)



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