Penne Sausage and Peppers

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Ingredients:

1 lb. pasta (your choice of pasta)

1 lb. sweet or hot sausage (sliced into pieces) see photo

3 tbsp. olive oil

1 green bell pepper sliced

1 yellow bell pepper sliced

1/2 cup asparagus (cut into pieces)

1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes in oil (chopped)

1 tsp. sea salt

1/2 tsp. black pepper

Directions:

1. Cook pasta to your desired taste and drain well.

2. In a large skillet put 2 tbs. olive oil. Cook sausage pieces for about 10 minutes. Remove and put to the side.

3. In the same pan, add another tbsp. of olive oil. Cook peppers and asparagus. (about 5 minutes) Add a little extra olive oil if needed.

4. Sprinkle sea salt and pepper. Add  cooked sausages and sun dried tomatoes to the pan.

5. Cook on a high heat (keep stirring) for 3 minutes and pour over pasta.

*Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

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Cooking With Mr. C.’s Chicken Cacciatore

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Ingredients:
4 boneless chicken breasts

1 large onion (chopped)

1 garlic clove (chopped)

1 large green pepper (remove seed and cut in slices)

2 cups canned tomatoes

1/2 cup red wine

sea salt and  black pepper

4 tbsp. olive oil (additional if needed when cooking)

Directions:

1. Season chicken breasts with sea salt and  black pepper. Heat oil in a skillet and brown chicken on all sides for about 10 minutes. Add peppers, onions, garlic and tomatoes to the chicken. Cover and simmer for 40 minutes.
2. Add wine and simmer for an additional 3 minutes. Make sure chicken is white and cooked on the inside.
Serve hot.

*Garnish with pitted black olives and fresh chopped parsley.