If you have been around me for any length of time you know that I am more of the macaroni-from-a-box or a TV-dinner-from-the-freezer kind of cook. But I talked to one of my fellow volunteers at the transitions retreat about how she makes dinner for her parents every now and then since she is temporarily living with them. It got me thinking about how I could help out around the house, since I am also temporarily living with my parents, and find a better, healthier way to eat at the same time.
My first attempt at cooking a real meal came today in the form of one of my mother's favorite dishes: Sausages and Peppers. Yum! It was a pretty good success I think. It's made with turkey sausage, red, yellow and green bell peppers, onions, and has a dash of red pepper flakes and oregano. I put a little more than a dash of the red pepper flakes, so it was pretty warm, but a success nonetheless.