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Old 02-18-2010, 01:23 PM
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Italian Sausage Sandwiches

16 uncooked Italian sausage links
4 large sweet peppers (use varied colors), julienned
1 banana pepper, julienned
1 onion, halved and sliced
2 tbsp olive oil
8 hot dog buns

In a large skillet cook sausages over medium heat till no longer pink. In another skillet saute the peppers and onions in oil. Drain sausages and place in buns. Top each with pepper mixture. Refrigerate remaining sausages. 8 servings

Italian Sausage Spaghetti

1 small onion, chopped
1 small green pepper, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp olive oil
8 cooked Italian sausage links
1 can (28 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
1/4 cup water
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp pepper
Hot cooked spaghetti

In large pan saute onion, green pepper and garlic in hot oil till tender. Stir in sausages, tomatoes, tomato paste, water, and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat covr and simmer about 15 minutes. Serve over spaghetti. 5 servings

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Old 05-22-2010, 04:44 AM
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Good morning all!!

Catlover, that isa great idea.

I buy a whole cooked rotissiarie chicken when I go to Sam's Club ($4.97). It is cheaper than buying a whole chicken and using my gas and seasonings at home to roast it.

That being said, the first night I have roasted chicken with veggies. There will be leftovers.

Remove the chicken from the bones, and place them in the crockpot along with a couple quarts of water, an onion, a couple of carrots , a couple of stalks of celery (all rough chopped), a couple sliced cloves of garlic, pepper to taste and let it go. You have just made your chicken broth. I don't use salt, but obviously if you feel the need...

With the chicken from the bones, you can make a variety of items - chicken salad, chicken tacos, and/or chicken and yellow rice.

For the chicken and yellow rice:

2 boxes/bags of yellow rice mix (I like Goya, and Carolina brands)
Water, per the instructions on the rice mix
2 tbsp. olive oil/butter
1 onion, finely chopped
1 tsp. chopped garlic
1 bell pepper, finely chopped (color choice is up to you, I like red for the color and sweetness)
1 tbsp. of chopped cherry hot peppers (optional)
2 cups chopped cooked chicken

Saute the onion and pepper in olive oil just until soft. Add the yellow rice mix, and the amount of water on the box/bag, the garlic, the hot peppers and the chicken. Bring to a boil, and then cover and simmer for 25 minutes. Turn off the burner and let the pot sit, covered for 10 minutes
before serving.

Hope to see more recipes on here as we go.

Take care all!! Norma
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Old 05-22-2010, 05:13 AM
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I especially love recipes using chicken as right now I still have 12 more whole chickens in the freezer!
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