Easy Italian Dinner for One or Two or a Crowd: Angel Hair Spaghetti with Grilled Italian Sausage topped with Marinara infused with Pesto plus Romaine Hearts Salad with Herbs de Provence Vinaigrette

I have a week’s worth of recipes

I still have to recreate for you all

Rather than say I’m not going to put any of them up, it’ll just take me a couple days to recreate the process of what you need to know to make them in your kitchen Wherever You Are in the world.

I did a really great trick this week which was take one pound of really good mild Italian sausage and I grilled it in my grill pan and then microwaved it the rest of the way. Chopped it up into slices and then froze it to be used in recipes and in breakfast dishes to where all I had to do is gently reheat it in the dish. It worked like a charm and made it so that I could make dishes that were much fancier than they appeared when I was very busy and they would come together in their seconds.

Another another trick to get your water to boil quicker when you’re in a hurry hurry is to simply get a good quality water kettle and have it in your kitchen for tea and coffee, soup and also for pre boiling your water for pasta and other dishes in the kitchen.

It speeds up the preparation by about 10 minutes to 15!

Simply set the water kettle to boil to the highest temperature there is and then pour that into your pan where you are going to boil the pasta, and it’s already almost spoiled before you even put on the heat!

Simply cook some angel hair pasta until Al Dente and for the sauce it was not fancy but it was healthy and amazingly easy and really damn good!

The sauce consisted of one can of organic tomato sauce and 1 or 2 tablespoons of pesto Genovese which I use Rena brand, and then some. Using Mutti- tomato puree is really wonderful to and I usually get that at Cost Plus.

The ratio I use for the sauce is about 1 cup tomato puree, 1 tbsp to 2 tablespoons pesto, between 1/4 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon of Mrs. Dash Italian seasoning.

You can add and other ingredients as well like chopped tomatoes or make it a chicken sauce by adding some cooked chicken or as I did grilled mild Italian sausage that I had chopped up prior. The Great Value brand mild Italian sausage is very lean when I grill it first then cooked it through in the microwave.

Add Mrs. Dash salt-free Italian seasoning to taste.

Enjoy and think of me when you with this up in your kitchen and your friends are amazed how easy it was and how you got to enjoy the party too!

Recipe and images created by Paulette Motzko. Copyright October 2018.