I no longer make pasta dishes.
After many attempts to get it sorted out we have conceded defeat.
Mon mari has tried and tried to get the insulin right, but without success..
I occasionally make it for myself, but I’m not really fond of cooking two dinners.
But…. Since most people love pasta, I thought I would occasionally re-post one of my favorite pasta dishes.
I love sausages and peppers together.
Add some red beans, pasta and it’s an easy one-dish dinner in just 30 minutes.
The mustard and yogurt make a slightly hot sauce… Use more or less as desired.
Pasta with Sausage, Red Beans and Mustard
- 10oz (300gr) lean sausages, 3 – 4 depending on size
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 red pepper, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 3/4 cups (15oz, 450gr) red kidney beans, drained, rinsed
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1/2 cup (4oz, 120gr) Greek or plain yogurt
- 1/2 cup (4oz, 120ml) white wine
- 1/2 cup (4oz, 120ml) chicken stock
- 1 1/2 tbs Dijon-style mustard
- 1 1/2 tbs whole grain mustard
- 1 – 2 tbs cornstarch (maizena) dissolved in 2 tbs water
- 1 cup (4oz, 120gr) dried pasta, such as fusilli, penne, rigatoni
- Cook pasta according to package directions.
- Slice raw sausages into bite-size lengths.
- Heat oil over medium heat in nonstick skillet. Add onions, peppers and sauté 3 minutes.
- Add garlic and sauté 3 minutes longer.
- Add sausages and sauté until almost cooked through, 5 – 8 minutes, depending on size.
- Add herbs, mustards, wine, stock and beans. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 5 – 10 minutes.
- Stir cornstarch mixture into sauce to thicken. You may not need all of it but sauce should be quite thick.
- Stir in yogurt, add drained pasta. Toss to combine and serve.
The second bedroom:
As usual, the first challenge was the ceiling… Building out the framework and putting up the insulation.
Also, as usual, he kept as many beams as possible exposed, and refinished them.
The walls, however, were in much worse shape on this side of the house and required a lot of work.
First, he had to break out the crumbling bits, then fill it all in, then plaster it.
We papered the new walls that had been sheet-rocked. The wall that looks like an optical illusion looks perfectly normal in real life….
The floor was finished and the furniture moved in.
Ready for guests…..
As to the pasta….. I have quite a few spaghetti squash ripening in my garden.