First I just had to tell you that Maddy would be in Prague right about now-lucky thing!
As much as I am missing Maddy, I have really enjoyed spending lots of one-on-one time with Big Al. I think he has enjoyed having his Dad and Mum all to himself too. Yesterday we went to the movies and we have also had fun spending time with my sisters and their kids. He also went to a friend's house for a sleepover so I had two whole days all to myself!
I've also been pottering around the house and trying to get rid of a few things. This time last year I was doing a big Spring Clean at our place and what do you know... I'm back at it again this year! I'm doing my usual magazine cull and have been trying some of the recipes from older issues that I hadn't made before.
One recipe that caught my eye was this one for a Pasta Stackup with Chicken Sausage from the September 2010 issue of +Better Homes and Gardens
This Pasta Stackup with Chicken Sausagelooked so delicious I knew I had to make it.
The recipe for the Pasta Stackup with Chicken Sausage is still available on line at the Better Homes and Gardens site and I really recommend this dish if you are trying to cut down on your carbs but still crave pasta! It also makes an easy and delicious #SundaySupper
6 lasagna noodles
1 cup dried tomato halves (not oil packed), coarsely chopped
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound fully cooked chicken sausage links, cut in half and then into large pieces
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 5-ounce bag baby spinach
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
Shaved Parmesan to garnish
Prepare the lasagna noodles according to package directions, drain (reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid, and set aside.
Put the chopped sundried tomatoes and the garlic into a bowl and add the reserved cooking liquid.
Place the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and then add the sausage. Cook the sausage, turning frequently, until heated through and then stir in the garlic mixture and cook for 2 minutes.
Add the spinach and a few pinches of salt and pepper, stir to combine and then remove the pan form the heat.
Layer the lasagna noodles and the sausage mixture into a stack and then garnish with some shaved Parmesan. Serve immediately.
I changed a few things around though, as you do! We used Gluten Free pasta sheets, I cut the sausage into quarters, I added some spinach leaves to some cooked tomatoes and onions and I also used baby bocconcini cheese rather than parmesan.
I also served the dish with an Italian side salad made with tomatoes, basil and bocconcini cheese drizzled with aged balsamic vinegar and EVOO.
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