Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Sausage & Peppers

Phew what a busy day it has been! 

I know it's crazy late, but you know me... had to get a post in.

After work today, I headed over to register for classes.  CULINARY SCHOOL CLASSES.  Oh yeah.  I don't think I've ever been so excited to receive a stack of textbooks and binders.  I think today it's really starting to sink in.  I'm actually going to culinary school.  I'm following a dream.  And it is awesome.

So now that I've gotten my excitement out of the way, let's talk food.

I recently received a package in the mail from the Foodbuzz Tastemaker's program to try a sample of an upcoming line of Birdseye Chef's Favorites.  They're a variety of side dishes that include Mushroom & Green Bean Risotto, Creamy Primavera Risotto, and Lightly Sauced Creamed Spinach. 

I paired the Mushroom & Green Bean Risotto with this sausage and peppers meal and it was okay.  It was a tad bit "mushroomy" for my taste - but I mean, it was Mushroom and Green Bean Risotto after all.  I tried the Creamy Primavera Risotto as well and I found it more appetizing.  My only real complaint was that the packaging said there were 2 servings per package.  Now, I don't know if Andy and I just expect big servings of things or what, but there was definitely only 1 feasible serving on the package.  But other than that, if you're looking for a quick side without the hours of labor - then this might be for you, so look out for it!

Now, these sausage and peppers are a different story.  Quick, easy, and tasty.  No complaints on this one!


1 onion, chopped
1 purple bell pepper, sliced
1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup diced tomatoes
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 mild italian sausages, sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt, to taste

Heat olive oil in a large skillet under medium to medium high heat.  Add onions, jalapeño, and bell pepper and sauté for about 5 minutes, or until starting to soften.  Season with salt.

Add sausage slices and cook until browned, about 5 to 7 minutes.

Stir in tomatoes and mozzarella cheese until heated through and cheese is melted.

This was definitely a winner in my book.  Almost doesn't even need a side dish accompanied with it.

Well, I'm off to bed.  Have an early morning at work again tomorrow!  See you all in the afternoon!

*I received a free sample of Birdseye Chef's Favorites through the Foodbuzz Tastemaker's Program.  All opinions shared in this post are my own.


  1. Congrats on Culinary School! I'm sure you'll do great. Can't wait to see what you cook up!

  2. I know you will do just fine in culinary school. :-)

  3. Peggy, enjoy yourself at the culinary school. The sausage looks delicious.

  4. wow, that's really great to know that you have registered for culinary classes! So that means you are going to share the best of the recipes here!! The dish looks extremely droolworthy!

  5. That's so great you are going to culinary school! I always thought that if I wasn't doing the ph.d. in psychology, I'd be in culinary school! Best of luck to you on your journey!

  6. Oh MY! CONGRATULATIONS! You are SO awesome! I love that you're fulfilling your dream! WooHoo! .....dinner looked tasty, too!

  7. Congratulations on culinary school!!! That is SO awesome and exciting!! Please let us know how it goes. :)

  8. congrats on starting school! I'm sure it is very exciting! Recipe sounds great...I love sausage and peppers.

  9. Surely more wonderful recipes coming out with the skills you are going to explore at the culinary school. This is a simple recipe which looks great.

  10. I love sausages so this is a winner in my book as well. Diane

  11. Yay to the new class - I wish I was taking it with you. BTW - love the new banner! Too adorable.

  12. I had the same complaint about the serving sizes with the Birds Eye Voila! meal I got a chance to try. Congratulations on this new adventure you are on. I can't wait to hear all about culinary school and how you like it. I am envious. Your sausage and peppers recipe sounds amazing. This is a winning recipe in our household.

  13. How exciting! I think that you'll do really well in culinary school. Can't wait to read about some of the stuff that you're learning!

  14. This looks really tasty! But I' definitely have to halve the portions or I'd eat it all!

  15. Your sausage and peppers look great. Your class sounds exciting! Have fun.

  16. Culinary School! Your big dream; wishing all the best. That sausage recipe is one of our family favourite.

  17. How exciting to be starting culinary school! Good luck! I can't wait to hear about all the fun and yummy stuff you will be making! :)

  18. I also love Birds Eye Creamy Primavera Risotto more, and you're right abt the serving size...how can it possibly be for two??!
    Good luck on Culinary School! I'm sure you'll do great, Peggy!
    Btw, your sausage & pepper dish looks so good!

  19. You are so good for still posting something although you are busy. I sometimes can’t get myself to do it, that’s why I am so behind on checking other peoples blog. But I try my best.

    I am so jealous! I don’t even think Holland has a culinary school. It sounds like fun! I hope you love it lots!

  20. Woo hoo! That's an amazing accomplishment! Well done, you!

  21. That is so wonderful that you are going to culinary school! You are going to kick some culinary butt for sure:-)

    Your sausage dish looked yummy.

  22. Your sausage and peppers sound really good! I too thought that the "servings" were a little skimpy in the steamer bags! I had to add to them to bulk it up a bit!

  23. Handsome and I always find the servings in those things to be small. Tiny. Not for us at all. :D So, if there are nights Im trying to cut back how much we eat, I may throw one it.

    Do love me some sausage and peppers though! Yum!

  24. Hey, congratulations on your big step!



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