Delicious Sausage, Peppers and Potatoes Recipe

(Editor’s Note: Like I mentioned yesterday, this is a re-post.)

This simple and delicious recipe is a re-working of the recipe that that my mother-in-law gave me when Michael and I were married. It is so good, and so simple to make.

Sausage, Peppers and Potatoes

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(Not the greatest picture, I know, but it gives you the idea of what it looks like.)

Ingredients:

Approx. 2 lbs Italian sausage, cut into medium sized pieces

2 green bell peppers, sliced (I often substitute red or orange bell peppers for added color/taste.)

2 onions, sliced

3-4 potatoes, peeled and quartered

2-3 granny-smith apples, peeled, cored and cut in chunks (optional)

garlic powder, oregano and basil to taste

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Toss the sausage, peppers, onions and potatoes in a 9 x 13 baking dish. Drizzle with some olive oil and sprinkle to taste with the seasonings. Bake for 1 – 1 1/2 hours, turning occasionally so sausage browns on all sides.

If desired, toss in the cut-up apples 20-30 minutes prior to the end of the cooking time. (The apples add a bit of sweetness to the dish, so I almost always add them.) ***You want the apples to be heated through and soft, but have some texture, so don’t put them in too early or they will disintegrate. (Trust me, I learned this the hard way!)

My family loves this recipe! With some crusty bread and/or salad, you have a complete and filling meal. My son devours this whenever I make and, as a matter of fact, will request it if I don’t make it for a while!

(Linked to WFMW, Recipe Roundtable and Recipe Swap)

(P.S. Because there are only three of us, I usually cut the recipe in half, unless I want leftovers. The picture shows the halved recipe.)

Other recipes you might like:

Peas and Macaroni

Peanut butter play-dough

corn pone

Fall Festival Fun

We took Andrew to a fall/apple festival a couple of weeks ago. It was a beautiful day and we had a lot of fun! Unfortunately, most of the pictures I took didn’t come out except for these few:

Father and son

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree!

Even with holding on he had a hard time sinking his teeth into the apple.

Bobbing for apples

The dry version of bobbing for apples!

This cow won a bunch of ribbons and awards but I don’t remember why:

Mama cow

Mama cow

And this one is in training:

Baby cow

Baby cow

 

(Linked to Wordless Wednesday and Wordful Wednesday.)

Ten Unusual Apple Recipes

Apples for sale(Photo Credit)

Fall is here and that means an abundance of apples! If you are planning to go apple picking or have more apples then you know what to do with, here are some unusual apple recipes I found around the ‘net: (P.S. Most of these sites have other apple recipes, as well!)

1. Grilled Cheese and Apples.

2. Herman Applesauce Donuts.

3. Apple Blue Cheese Slaw.

5. Apple Bean Casserole.

6. Apple Noodle Kugel.

7. Apple Beef Sedish. (This site has two other unusual recipes, as well.)

8. Applesauce Meringue.

9. Apple Iced Tea. (Sounds a bit odd to  me, but I can’t wait to give it a try. 🙂 )

10. Apple Cinnamon Soy Protein Smoothie. (I don’t like soy milk, so if I make this I’m gonna try it with regular milk.)

Now it’s your turn to share. What’s your favorite or unusual apple recipe?

(Linked to Top Ten Tuesday and Works for me Wednesday.)