Pasta with Sausage and Vegetables
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Last night I rediscovered Broods. The moment was unlike anything else I've had in the past week. Pure pleasure. Like heavenly choirs singing to me personally. I first started listening to this New Zealand ground last summer while vacationing in Door County. Like most new music, I listened to them on repeat for a few weeks, picked the album back up here and there after that, and then unfortunately found other new music.

Well, the listening cycle has restarted.

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I don't know how you function in the kitchen, but I am useless unless there is music playing. Classical, Alternative, Rock, Pop, Electronic. Anything and everything. Cooking in and of itself is a therapeutic activity for me, so when you add another one of my passions, music, it's the perfect combination.

chicago food blog smak pasta with sausage and vegetables3My good friend introduced me to this pasta recipe a while back. She came over for some day drinking, some baking, and a whole lot of cooking. I loved this recipe so much that I've remade it a number of times since to bring to work for lunch. GIve it a whirl, it is very simple.

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Choose any sausage that you like. We went with an apple chicken sausage, something a little sweater to compliment the creaminess of the sauce.

What do you guys listen to while cooking? Do you even listen to music while in the kitchen? Let me know, I'd love to hear some of your kitchen playlists!

| Pasta with Sausage and Vegetables |

egg noodles 1 red bell pepper 1 orange bell pepper 1 small yellow onion 1/2 cherry tomatoes, chopped in halves 2 cubes chicken bouillon 1 cup cream 1 cup reserved pasta water cooked sausage, sliced salt and pepper to taste parsley

  1. Cook egg noodles, al dente, in lightly salted water. Reserve 1 cup of boiling water.
  2. In a skillet over medium-high heat, sauté bell peppers and onion.
  3. Add chicken bouillon, cream and reserved pasta water to skillet. Mix well and heat.
  4. Add drain noodles to sauce mixture mix well, coating noodles with sauce.
  5. Top pasta with sausage, salt and pepper, and parsley. Enjoy!