Pasta, Italian sausage, and veggies

I am really trying to stay organized with school, family, work, and life in general. I finished my health and wellness and communications class. I am sad that the health and wellness  is done. That class really opened my eyes and brought my understanding to a deeper level. I have moved on the intro to psychology and media and American culture. The work load with these two classes is more than any of my other classes. I have my planner full of what needs to be done each day for school. The hubby and I have Google calendar on our phones so it is synced up and we can know what each other’s schedules are like. I have a template of time slots so I have a bunch of copies so every night I look at my school planner and Google calendar to plan my day accordingly. I have cleaning, menu planning, exercise, you name it I put it down. I find it keeps me on track. The next 4 weeks I have lots of school work! If I have a lot of school work I do not want to plan a meal that takes too long. I have 2 weeks so far planned. Tonight I made a Pasta, Italian Sausage with veggies yum!

  • 12 oz Rotini or penne pasta
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 lb Italian chicken sausage, removed from casing
  • 1 medium head escarole, rinsed and torn into bite sized pieces
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • salt and fresh pepper to taste

Cook pasta in a large pot of salted water. Reserve 1 cup water
before draining.While pasta water boils, heat a large non-stick
skillet on medium heat. Add olive oil; when hot add onions,
peppers, garlic, salt and pepper. Cook about 4-5 minutes. Add sausage breaking it up about 6-7 minutes. Add escarole, cover and cook 2 minutes; remove the cover,
stir and cook about 3 more minutes or until wilted. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.Add cooked pasta, red pepper flakes, reserved water and Parmigiano
Reggiano, toss well and transfer to a large serving bowl. Serve immediately.

I used chopped spinach instead of escarole and it was still yummy!!!

I have to get back to my psychology reading, so I better end this for now. Be blessed my friends!!



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