Thursday, January 31, 2013

New Year, New Job, New Beginings and a New Recipe

Man what a year so far!

I started a new job. It’s been great so far. It’s always intimidating to be the newbie, but they’ve made me feel pretty welcomed. In addition to my new job and the new hours, Sam started daycare. That’s been a bit of a challenge. Well, for me anyways.  He’s in good hands and he really likes playing with kids his age. So, I just keep reminding myself that he loves it.

With the new job came new co-workers, and with new co-workers came new food request. Not recipes, they wanted the actual food. Since I can't really keep samples on the ready, I figured I'd just see if there was a way I could help them help themselves. You see, if I can give them some more recipes, especially ones for the Crock-Pot, then there is no reason why they can't feed themselves. 

This is easy, inexpensive and perfect for football; you can double or triple the recipe for more servings. Plus, it’s Weight Watchers friendly. The filling alone is 4 points plus, with the bun and cheese it comes to 8. It’s a filling complete meal; perfect for lunch or dinner.

It takes about 10 minutes of prep, but 10 minutes of prep to avoid an hour at the stove later is all right by me.

You’re going to need

1 lb Italian turkey sausage, removed from casing
1/2 cup chopped onions
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 red bell pepper, chopped in 1/2-inch pieces
1 green bell pepper, chopped in 1/2-inch pieces
1 1/3 cups crushed tomatoes
1/2 tsp dried rosemary
salt and pepper, to taste

To serve it try

6 whole wheat potato rolls
6 slices reduced fat provolone
And, you may want to top with baby spinach

Start by cooking your sausage over medium to high heat.

While it’s cooking, roughly 5 to 6 minutes, you want to break the sausage into smaller bits; kind of what you would do when cooking ground beef or turkey.

Now, add in the onions and garlic, and cook another 2 minutes.

After that, you are ready to transfer it to the Crock-Pot and add the bell peppers, crushed tomatoes, rosemary and pepper.

Cover and cook on low 4 hours.

Just make your sandwiches and you are ready to go.