Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Little League nights are long nights. We have to head out by 5 to make a 5:30 practice, and don't leave the fields until after 7. Thankfully, Bo's new job means that unless he's traveling, he is usually home in the evenings. So, one of us can run the kids around to their activities (Little League is 3 nights, music is one night, who knows what else is coming up?) while the other can stay home and cook dinner.
Thanks to Johnsonville Sausage and SheSpeaks, I was able to put this dinner together quickly so I could get some work done while waiting for the boys to return from Little League.
I received coupons to purchase the Johnsonville sausage you see to the left, and a great recipe booklet. I picked up rigatoni noodles and tomato sauce at the store and was ready to make a dinner almost everyone in my family would enjoy.
The sausages grilled up nicely on our stovetop grill while I boiled the noodles. When the noodles were almost done, I drained them and added them to a pan full of sauce. I sliced the sausage, added them to the noodles and sauce and put the pan on simmer while waiting for them to return.
I baked a loaf of garlic bread, served a salad, and topped the dish with shredded romano. Dinner was declared a success! Everyone in the family enjoyed it (well, except for Colin - he doesn't like tomato sauce so he had noodles w/butter and sausage. Still a success for him!)
Here's the family's reaction to dinner:
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*Disclosure: I received coupons and recipes from Johnsonville, via SheSpeaks. All opinions are my own, as well as photographs and videos.*