January 24, 2007

Roasted Sausages, Peppers, Potatoes, and Onions
Serves 4, Supposedly. See my notes.

1 lb. potatoes (I would recommend 2 lbs. Sorry but 1lb of potatoes was only two red potatoes! I should have known to make more.), peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
2 green or red bell peppers, cored, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 medium onion, cut into 1-inch chunks
1/4 cup olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 lb. Italian-style pork sausages (I used Johnsonville Mild Italian sausages)

Preheat the oven to 450-f degrees.

Spread the vegetables in a single layer in one or more large shallow roasting pans; do not crowd them, or they will not brown. Drizzle with the oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Stir well.

Roast the vegetables, stirring once or twice, for 45 minutes.

Pierce each sausage in two or three places with a fork. (I cut them in half lengthwise, then in half across the other direction. I did this to speed up the cooking process since my veggies were already burning!) Place the sausages on top of the vegetables. Bake for 15 to 30 minutes, or until the sausages and vegetables are cooked through. Serve hot.

From The Sopranos Family Cookbook

Dessert was very simple and inspired by Mrs. RayRay. (Rachael Ray) Sliced pound cake with ice cream and warm chocolate sauce. We went with cookies and cream ice cream. Totally delicious.