Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Veggie Casserole

I've become so lazy in my dinner making these days. Not because I don't want to cook, but I haven't had anyone to cook for for the last few weeks, and when I go weeks without doing something, I loose motivation.

I was trying to come up with a good dinner on Sunday, but laziness took over, so I decided to just go with this super simple sounding meal that would use up my polish sausage that I had sitting in the fridge. I don't think it was just me being super hungry, when things usually taste more delicious than they really are, but it really was just that, a super delicious, and easy, meal!

Picture found here
Recipe adapted from here.

Ingredients:
2 sausages, any kind any flavor
1-2 potatoes
1/2 pound carrots
1/2 bell pepper (I didn't have one, and used celery instead)
1 large onion
2 garlic cloves


Dressing:
2 tbsp oil
freshly cracked black pepper
1 1/2 tsp Italian herbs
1/2 cup chicken broth
4 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Directions:
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Dice all of the veggie and toss into a big baking dish, don't add the sausage. Mix the dressing together (only use two tbsp of balsamic vinegar) and pour over the veggies to coat cover with foil. Bake for 40-50 minutes covered, until fork tender. Meanwhile, while veggies are cooking, brown sausage and cut into 1/2 inch slices, don't worry about the sausage being cooked all of the way through, it will cook more in the oven. Once veggies have cooked and are tender, remove the foil and add the browned sausage. Pour the remaining two tbsp of balsamic vinegar on top, and mix. Cook for  an additional 15-25 minutes uncovered.

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