I keep things nice ‘n’ easy around here! After a long day at the office, the last thing I want to do is spend a lot of time in the kitchen cooking dinner.
I have a bunch of go-to dinners in the back of my mind that I can always fall back on when I want a fast and simple dinner.
A favorite of both Ryan and mine is sausage with peppers and onions.
I simply cut up some Italian sausages (I typically use four large sausages), an onion and one green and one red pepper. I then stick the meat and veggies in a casserole dish sprayed with cooking spray and let it cook in a 350-degree oven for 30 – 40 minutes. Easy peasy!
Tonight I didn’t have a large green or red pepper on hand, so I omitted the peppers and Ryan and I simply enjoyed a meal of Italian sausage with onions and a toasted English muffin on the side for some carb-lovin’.
Though the English muffin was tasty, I wish we would’ve had hoagie rolls to load up with the peppers and onions.
As I’ve said before, this dinner is great because it’s very much of a “set it and forget it” meal. Once I pop the sausage and onions into the oven, I’m free to pack my lunch and straighten up around the kitchen (or, you know, watch the latest episode of Bethenny that I DVRed) until dinner is ready for eatin’.
I polished off my meal in no time flat. Ryan and I are both seriously speedy eaters… almost to a fault.
Whenever we go out to dinner our waiters almost always comment on our speed-eating. Sometimes we plan ahead and really try to make it a point to sloooow down and enjoy our meals a bit more.
We’ve also found that ordering dessert helps elongate our date nights.
Speaking of dessert, I believe it’s time to dig into some of my Easter candy.
Swedish Fish are callin’ my name!
I hope this candy fuels some serious apartment cleaning. Our place is a mess!