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May 13, 2014
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Douglas County Moms: Simple, colorful dish solves supper dilemma

Everyone has those days where it seems there are not enough minutes in the day to get everything done. Even after an (almost) entire school year, I am still adjusting to the schedule of working all day then coming home to the inevitable question, “Mom, what’s for dinner?”

Oh, how frustrating that question can become when I haven’t made the time to prepare a menu for the week, much less shop and prep food for my family’s consumption. Luckily, I’ve found a couple of recipes that seem to come together quickly, as long as I remember to keep the ingredients available. My recipe for Sausage and Peppers is one of our favorites in this category.

It’s a colorful dish with a lot of flavor. The versatility of ingredients is a big plus, as well. The recipe calls for bell peppers, but depending on your tastes, you may prefer to substitute or add different peppers. You also choose whatever type of sausage you like as well.

One of the really great things about this recipe is that it can easily be made ahead of time. You can chop up all the ingredients and bag them up to freeze until you are ready to use them. Then, on the day, pull them out in the morning to use that evening, or throw them (frozen) into a slow cooker and cook on low for about eight hours. We’ve tried both ways and are very satisfied.

As much as I would like to have leftovers of this dish, it’s popular enough at our house to hardly ever make it to the fridge.

Serve it up with pasta, rice, or crusty artisan bread and enjoy!

Marla Smart of Green is a wife, mother, part-time children’s pastor and Douglas County Moms blogger on nrtoday.com. You can read her personal blog at marlasmart.wordpress.com.

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