This week’s easy recipe requires a sauce pan and a fry pan, or if you prefer a BBQ and a sauce pan . If you like pita bread, and Italian sausage, but don’t have a lot of time to cook dinner this recipe is for you. Follow the step by step recipe and you will be enjoying a great meal in no time.
Recipe Serves 4.
Package of pita bread
½ red bell pepper – sliced in rounds and then in half.
½ green bell pepper – sliced in rounds and then in half.
½ medium white onion – sliced in rounds and then in half.
1 C mozzarella cheese – shredded
1 lb. chicken hot Italian Sausage (if frying remove casing)
14.5 oz can tomato sauce
14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
¼ red wine
6 fresh basil leaves- chopped
3 cloves garlic – diced
1 tsp dry oregano
¼ tsp cumin
Salt and pepper to taste
1 Tbsp olive oil
In a sauce pan combine tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, chopped basil, oregano, cumin, wine, garlic, and salt and pepper. Bring to simmer.
In fry pan coated with olive oil sauté the red and green bell peppers, and onion. When softened and slightly browned, remove to bowl and cover with foil.
In same fry pan brown the Italian sausage for approximately 12 minutes breaking the sausage into large pieces as it browns. Spoon out grease as necessary, and add water if the sausage is drying out.
Place four pita breads on paper plates, cut an opening in the pita bread to create a pouch, add sauce, vegetables, more sauce, and top with a cheese. Place in microwave to melt the cheese.
Remove pita bread from microwave oven and plate for dinner. Add salad and a garnish of your choosing, close the bread cover and enjoy your great, fast and easy dinner.
I had a great Father’s Day last Sunday. Enjoyed a wonderful breakfast with She Who Must Be Obeyed, my Father in Law and Trudy, and the brothers in law and their families. After that my youngest son and Sue raced off the Cabrillo Beach to catch my oldest son finish his paddle board race from Catalina Island.
You should know, I have two foundational rules of life: I do not run unless a tiger is chasing me, and I don’t swim unless I have fallen out of a boat. So with that in mind I am at a loss as to why one would paddle for 4 hours using arms and hands only to cross 22 miles of open ocean. For me the solution is a Catalina Express 40 minute cruise to Catalina with food and bar service. But, that’s just me.
Anyway, my son finished somewhere in the top ten of 93 contestants who entered the Rock to Rock race.
After photos at the tents, Sue and my youngest son were off to the house to open my Father’s Day presents. As you know from last week, I don’t have any needs. I was wrong. Clearly I needed a new black chef jacket, and a Beer Master brewing kit. Very cool indeed. Now for sure I have everything I need!
Good Eating and Table Talk,
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