On a cold, snowy day like today, filled with shoveling and wet feet, one yearns for a little comfort food. Something hearty, warm and filling.
Yet, being so exhausted from all the shoveling, you really want something that doesn't take much effort.
Enter Sausage Rotini
Or Sausage any-pasta-you-have-on-hand.
Simplest thing in the world, but so tasty and satisfying. You'll need one hot Italian sausage per person. Slice up the sausage and brown in a pan. Meanwhile, prepare your pasta according to package directions. I like penne or rotini best for this dish. Once the sausage is cooked, add your favourite tomato-based pasta sauce and heat through. My choice - Classico Spicy Red Pepper. Drain your cooked pasta (do not rinse) and top with the sausage sauce and grated Parmesan cheese. I add some hot pepper flakes as well to pop up the heat.