This week, at the end of a very busy day, I've prepared what I hope is an excellent meal. I took lots (I mean LOTS) of pics during prep.
Manhattans. You might think we'd get tired of them, but it hasn't happened yet.
Bruschetta Pull Apart Bread
I totally mad the up but it sounds real doesn't it.
Check out the pics and then I'll try to explain.
|This is what it looks like before it gets wrapped in foil and baked.|
|You can see from this angle that the bread is sliced on a diagonal in both directions. The cuts don't go all the way through, the "pull apart" aspect.|
Sausage, Pepper, Onion, Spinach, Pasta bake
I made this one up too. Inspired by many recipes, but based on what I had and desired. I will show you the pictures and confess that I built this entirely backwards. Classically you saute the aromatics (onion, garlic, seasoning first) then add the other vegetables, then the meat.
|Hot Turkey Sausage.|
|Red and Green Bell Peppers|
|Ronzoni Smart Taste Penne. Cooked 3 minutes shy of al-dente because it will cook more as it bakes.|
|Frozen, chopped spinach cooked and well drained (squeezed all the water out)|
|Veggies all mixed in. The colors or the Italian flag.|
|Stir in the cooked pasta|
|Add 4 cups of homemade tomato sauce and tiny balls of mozzarella. YUM!|
|Transferred to a baking dish and topped with more cheese. |
|To these thinly sliced cucumbers I added a large shallot sliced and a simple vinaigrette.|