Monday, August 25, 2008

Brotherly Love

Hi guys. Some of you may be wondering what's happened to me lately with my lack of fabulous recipes and posts this summer. Well, let's just say, sometimes life can be challenging and tricky. But, at the same time, life can be beautiful and wonderful too. Like tonight, when my little brother drove over 40 miles to see his big sis and cook her some delicious spaghetti. Yep, am I lucky or what? He cooked up a big plate of pasta and added his own touches like chicken Italian sausage and a luscious marinara sauce. Pretty soon I'll be cooking up a storm again but in the meantime, I sure don't mind having my brother spoil me with his own culinary talents.
Spaghetti with Italian Chicken Sausage
1 package (1 pound) Spaghetti, your favorite brand
1 package (about 5 links) Italian Chicken Sausage (You can use any type of sausage you like, I thought chicken would be a little healthier)
1 jar Trader Joe's Rustic Southern Italian pasta sauce
Parmesan Cheese for garnish

In a large saute pan, brown the sausage and cook until cooked through. Add the pasta sauce and cook until heated through. Set aside.
In a large pot, boil 2 quarts of water (don't forget to season the water with salt!) and cook the spaghetti until al dente, about 7 to 10 minutes.
When the pasta is done, you can either pile it up on a plate and put the sauce on top, or mix the pasta and the sauce together and then put it on the plate. Sprinkle with parmesean cheese to taste. Buon appetito!