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Oh No What's For Dinner? 
 
Feb. 27, 2011 12:26 pm 
Updated: Mar. 6, 2011 12:02 pm
Okay so yesterday was a train wreck of a day. It wasn't that it was a bad day just nothing went according to plan. By the time we got home it was close to dinner time and we had no idea what we were going to do. I would like to say this rarely happens but why kid myself it is an all too common occurrence at my house.  

In the past back when we had money, or at least thought we did, This would mean sending my husband out to the nearest fast food restaurant to pick something up. This was simple, fast and convenient. However as I'm sure you are aware it was also unsatisfying, unhealthy, and expensive. I've done several things to combat this situation but the one I did last night was the most fun.

I took a look at what we had in the house, figured out what flavors would probably go well together and created an entirely new recipe. This is fun for my because I get to be creative. Thankfully my family enjoys my little experiments and encourages me to write them down so we can have them again. 

Last nights dinner turn out to be a past dish with Italian Sausage,  Summer  Squashes, and diced tomatoes. My family says it's a keeper. Here's the recipe:

Sausage & Summer Squash Pasta

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Bulk Italian Sausage 
  • 1 lb frozen yellow squash & zucchini (thawed)
  • 2 tsp Basil
  • 2 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Black pepper (or to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp Salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flaked (optional)
  • 12 oz Dry Egg Noodles
  • Parmesan Cheese


Directions

  1. In a large Skillet brown Italian Sausage. When Sausage is brown Drain fat if necessary, then add all remaining ingredient EXCEPT egg noodles. Simmer for 15 to 20 mins. 
  2.  While sauce is simmering cook egg noodles according to package directions.
  3.  Serve Sauce over pasta, top with parmesan cheese.

Footnotes

    • 1lb fresh yellow squash & zucchini that has been steamed can be substituted for the frozen squashes.
Sausage & Summer Squash Pasta
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Comments
Feb. 27, 2011 1:12 pm
Sounds great!
 
Feb. 27, 2011 1:36 pm
That sounds really good! It's so satisfying to create a new recipe and have the family love it. Good job!
 
CTMomto4 
Feb. 27, 2011 4:25 pm
Looks great! One tip I can share is to plan your dinners ahead of time, and always keep plan B on hand (egg omelette, jarred pasta sauce and noodled) to avoid the last minute take out.
 
Feb. 27, 2011 6:06 pm
You're doing great Bonnie - take what you've got and run with it! God will bless your efforts!
 
 
 
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