My Orecchiette with Spinach, Sausage & Tomatoes was my way back in, and by that point, Thomas was so excited to have me make dinner, ANY dinner, that he would gladly put up with the tomato based pasta sauce.
Now, my biggest objection to this recipe was the sausage. I used half hot and half mild, but I had to take the casing off. Yes, I know there are places where you can buy the sausage just ground without casing (it looks like ground beef), but I wasn't at one of those stores, so I had to get off de-case as soon as possible!
Thomas recommended that I cut off one end and squeeze it out like a tube of toothpaste. Gross? Definitely! I lasted one link, and then decided to just make a slit up the side and let it drop out. Much easier, much quicker, and a lot less...toothpaste-y.
AMAZING!! Oh, and I promise I have many more posts in the pipeline, I just have to find the time to post them. Welcome back to the Pampered Jes, and dig in while you can!!