|Picture from Tasty Kitchen|
Classes are done, exams are finished and I survived this semester (barely.) Now, the fun begins with home improvement projects, Spring cleaning (OK, early Summer cleaning) and of course, new recipes to try all the while trying to stay cool in Georgia. It’s going to be near 90 degrees today and this weekend. I don’t know that I am ready for that just yet! Hot weather brings out the simpler recipes, ones that can be made with little or no use of the oven. Grilling is the preferred
method for us but from time to time, the oven must be used. My slow-cooker gets a good workout all year long, too.
One look into my freezer and refrigerator made me realize I needed to be getting back in habit of creating my weekly menus to go with my shopping lists. It also made me crave Italian sausages with sauteed onions and peppers because staring me in the face was a package of sausages that just beckoned to be grilled. Instead of sauteing the onions and peppers, I decided to forego all the butter or oil used in that process and roast them with very little olive oil. Oh my! They were divine! So divine that guess what, no picture because we couldn’t wait to eat them!!! But I cannot take credit for the idea, that came from Tasty Kitchen’s site. While the cook there, roasted the sausages in the oven with the vegetables, I choose to grill them. The picture above is from her site. I think the grease from the sausages and the oil she used was a bit much for my liking so I decreased it. My version of this recipe is below.
1 package Italian sausage (mine had 5 links in there) – Brats would be great with this too.
1 large onion (doesn’t matter the kind, I used red)
2 bell peppers (whatever colors you prefer or have on hand)
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil
Hoagie rolls (I like to use them for this as they are a bigger than hot dog rolls)
Preheat your grill to medium and preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Slice onions and vegetables, 1/4 – 1/2 inch slices, place on nonstick baking sheet.
Season with salt and pepper, drizzle olive oil over and toss to coat the vegetables.
Place sausages on grill and cook till done. Place onions and peppers into oven and roast till done, leaving them with just a bit of crispness.
Slice your rolls, add sausage and top with onions and peppers. Serve with Macaroni and Cheese.