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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Creative Spaghetti.. It's In The Ingredients!


I had a taste for something Italian, and checked the freezer for what could be done about it... I had some boneless, skinless chicken breasts, and some sweet Italian sausages. With a good basil mushroom red sauce, properly seasoned with garlic, onion, more basil, more mushrooms, oregano, etc., over spaghetti- this should be excellent! Broiled seasoned chix, simmered sausage, simmered sauce, all at once. put the meat into the sauce, after cutting into smaller, bite-sized pieces, and set on low. Grated Parmesan, and Romano for sprinkling on top, boiled spaghetti, heated bread, and boom! We were eating in no time (1-1/2 hrs., truth be told!). A fudgy brownie for dessert, and time for football(nap)! Odd, but most of the time you see chicken and sausage paired in a dish, it's either gumbo, or jambalaya...

23 comments:

doggybloggy said...

might E tasty looking, I load up on pasta every three days or so, I made something similar with rigatoni a couple days ago...kid took it for his lunch...now I am craving italian sausage....dang!

TavoLini said...

Looks good!!

We're doing Italian tonight, too...must be the cooler weather. It's got me craving platters of comfort food. (Unfortunately, no fudgy brownies await us!)

Vodka Mom said...

I have decided that basil and cilantro are TWO herbs I couldn't live without. Basil is number one. for sure.

buffalodick said...

Dog- Mon ami, El Peresidente, I freakin' love italian sausage!
Tavonlini- My wife loves brownies.. If it looks like I make them a lot, it's because I do!
VodkaM- Basil is your friend... Cilantro is only good in salsa... any place else and that stuff tastes like soap! Love, Your Buf..

Insane Mama said...

I love anything having to do with italian sausage

Elisa said...

Mmmm chicken in spaghetti sauce sounds good for some reason. Ooh I'm thinking about chicken parm! *drool*

Roger said...

Oh ya that's the good stuff! Heard your retiring from your job, hope you have lots of fun with your free time!

buffalodick said...

InsaneM- Actually- me too!
elisa- Have made chicken lasagna, spagetti, and pizza for years!
rog- Just taking a break before trying other avenues!

snowelf said...

Yummy Yummy!
I made chili mac this weekend and then Philly Chicken sandwiches--and MAN they were good! I am still full this morning! ;)

--snow

Bina said...

That sounds REALLY good. My ex used to put the sausage in the sauce, but never chicken AND sausage. That sounds great. I'm gonna have to try it!

Mona said...

that sounds excellent, although I have lost my taste buds with fever!

Akelamalu said...

I'm making chicken and leek canneloni tomorrow - must be pasta week!! :)

buffalodick said...

Snow- Those sammiches sound fabulous...I want one!
bina- Really good! I love the sausages most though...
Mona- Would that I could cook for you- back to health!
Ake- Pasta anything sounds good when the weather starts to turn against us!

Lulda Casadaga said...

Ummm...but, make mine hot Italian!
My hubby made some last nite with yellow peppers, onion & some exotic mushrooms...no, don't worry I didn't take any magical trips!

G-Man said...

You spoiled a Great dinner by watching Football?
Grrrrrr

Casdok said...

I just love italian!
My dad used to nap in front of the football too!!

MarmiteToasty said...

Jebus, thats looks good enough to eat LOL..... I cant do pork though so I would have to swap the pork sausage for beef or turkey ones :)

My friends husband use to have a sausage making business..... he made the most wonderful sausages you can imagine.... no pink wobblies for 'Roger the Sausage' his lamb and rosemary ones were to die for, its him that spoilt my family with right proper sausages and is now why I have to buy the most expensive proper sausages our butchers have to offer........ Roger the Sausage moved up north with his family so no more great sausages, his were just the best...

x

buffalodick said...

lulda- I make about three basic red sauces; sweet basil, spicy and thick(pizzas!) and what I refer to as sharp-tangy(a little more vinegar!)...
G-man- Between the Lions and the Wolverines This year looks a bleak..
casdok- Hope you are well! Yelling at the TV or napping through the game is what America does on Sunday afternoons!
Marmy- I plan to make some sausage this holiday season- got the time now..

Beth said...

YUM!!! I do something like this all the time. I love chicken cooked in sauce, and throwing in some sausage only makes it that much better....

still waiting for my invite...damn mail

Anndi said...

One thing I can't seem to get enough of is pasta. And cheese... I love cheese...

When I was pregnant with Chicklet, I couldn't go near italian sausage. Just the sight of it made me gag.

buffalodick said...

Beth- We'll keep the light on.. food and a place to crash will always be yours..!
anndi- Sight of a sausage(Italian, American, Canadian, etc.!) is always something pregnant women seem to dislike... go figure!

doggybloggy said...

am I too late...rosemary tastes like soap......

Queenie said...

Hi babe, been catching up on you. First Happy belated Birthday hugs, are you a Scorpio same as me (29th Oct)?????????
I hope your retirement brings all that you hope for, and i wish you good health to enjoy every moment. Also the meal looks fabulous, its great to see you've not lost your touch......