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*Restaurant Quality* Fettuccini Recipe

Our household does Sundays a little differently. We love to spend the day together because it’s the one day each week we’re guaranteed to be together. It means a lot to me that my family sits down together to eat dinner and enjoy a movie. (We’re working our way through the Harry Potter series!)

On one of these Sundays, I wanted to come up with something different. Something I hadn’t tried before. A Raine original that wasn’t inspired by anything but my own brain (and taste buds if I’m being honest).

I knew I wanted broccoli, beans, and turkey sausage. The rest just came naturally! My husband could have died with how good he said it was, so I’m considering this one a win!

Ingredients:

Half a package of fettuccine
1 can of Navy beans
3 tbsp of Alfredo sauce
10 oz of chopped broccoli
A turkey sausage link (10 oz)
Garlic powder/Onion Powder/Pepper

Directions:

  1. While boiling water for your fettuccine, chop and season the turkey sausage link (garlic powder, onion powder and pepper).
  2. Spray a pan with cooking spray or use olive oil, and start heating up the broccoli and Navy beans on medium heat. By the time they’re cooked through, the fettuccini should be ready
  3. Drain the fettuccini and add the Alfredo sauce, stir and then add the broccoli and beans. Keep the food on a low heat burner
  4. Place the turkey sausage into the same pan used for the broccoli and beans on medium heat until cooked through. Then add the meat to the fettuccini mixture and you’re ready to serve!

I hope you enjoyed this little recipe, let me know if you plan on trying it!

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Chili “Pigs” in a Blanket

As a mom continuously on the search for exciting new recipes, with kids who are hungry every five minutes during the summer, I was pleased when I was scrolling through facebook for inspiration and saw a picture of something that even I would eat!

You guys already know the tradition here: Sundays are family days where we love to try something new for dinner and dessert! Summer time is no exception! What’s more traditional than chili dogs in the summer?

These were a hit with even my pickiest eater, so parents, please take note!

My husband had bought jalapeno cheddar sausage specifically for me (my taste buds thanked him) but I used regular Johnsonville brats for his and the kids’. The recipe that I saw said to use cheddar sticks and crescent rolls as well, but I decided to make this my own but using what I had – a can of jumbo biscuits and shredded cheddar.

14 oz can of chili
1 can of jumbo biscuits (Pillsbury or the off-brand, we used Safeway’s brand)
8 Brats or sausages
Shredded cheese (we used cheddar, but make it your own)
Butter

The directions are very simple:

  1. Preheat oven to 375, and spray oven safe glass container with Pam or whichever cooking spray you prefer
  2. Empty the chili into a pot and heat on the stove. Once it’s heated, pour it into the glass container
  3. Unroll the dough and flatten each biscuit. Pour a hefty amount of shredded cheese along the middle, followed by a brat or sausage, and wrap the dough around. Pinch the dough together, and then place seam-down atop the chili. Do this for the rest of your brats.
  4. Place the dish in the oven and cook for 15 minutes or until the dough looks golden brown, then smear the stick of butter atop the biscuit (add parsley or garlic powder to the butter and melt it prior to this as an option)
  5. It’s ready to eat. Enjoy!

If you make this or switch things up, be sure to take a picture and tag me here or on instagram (you can follow me here!) I can’t wait to see what you guys come up with. Have a wonderful summer, folks!

Next up, I’ll have a variety of “bombs” to drop on y’all! Stay tuned!