Long time no blog! I am still here. I haven’t been blogging because my computer crashed and I did not go out and buy a new computer for over a year. I couldn’t decide if I wanted a laptop or a desktop. I finally decided to get another laptop. I like the portability of it. Since I am back online I will be blogging more often now. I also decided to give the blog a new look and changed the format. I like the new simple look that it has.
Now that we are empty nesters my cooking has changed a lot. I no longer cook large amounts of food. I generally cook recipes that are freezable and quick. If a recipe says it serves 4 people, I will serve half and freeze the other half. This method has helped with portions and stocked my freezer for more busier nights. I have been getting into dehydrating, canning and making my own quick mixes in order to make things easier too. Below is a good quick skillet meal that we both like and is one of the recipes I go to when I have to get something on the table fast. It is freezable and can be warmed up in the microwave. I serve this with a nice big dinner salad.
- 1 package smoked sausage, sliced (I use Hillshire Farm)
- 8 ounces pasta, cooked and drained (I use elbow macaroni)
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 2 teaspoons Cajun seasonings (I use Tony Chachere’s)
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan (fresh is always best!)
Prepare pasta. Cook and drain. Saute sausage for 5 minutes. Add cream and Cajun seasoning and boil. Reduce heat and simmer 3 to 4 minutes or until mixture thickens. Stir in Parmesan. Add pasta and toss.