Saturday, January 24, 2015
So-2 more than usual for a Saturday supper. Veering away from the usual soup, and eyeballing a Pyrex container of reserved, leftover, kind of soupy tomato sauce/broth from a recent batch of Crock Pot stuffed peppers that needs to be used up, as well as a repurposed pickle jar full of ziti-my inspiration was found. I started by melting some reserved chicken fat, and frying off the rest of a large onion, some frozen green/yellow pepper strips, along with 3/4 of a lb of marked down hot Itallian sausge. I then added the leftover tomato "broth," a large can of stewed tomatoes, a pint of home made organic tomato sauce. I had planned on using the rest of the baby Bella mushrooms, but after checking the menus for the upcoming week, I decided to keep those for tomorrow's stew, along with my last 2 stalks of celery. This sauce will be served over the pickle jar ziti with lines and the boxed plain ziti, combining the 2 types of pasta into one.
Here's the sauce a few hours later-perfect!
Grated Parmesan cheese, on top as desired.
I also grabbed our last tube of Crescent rolls, sprinkled some salt free, garlic and herb seasoning inside before rolling them up, to serve as the bread tonight.
I have some leftover salad
and we still have dressings, although more will soon need to be made. I also dug out the last 2 bottles of purchased dressing that I had in the pantry cabinet. Use it up it is.