Today's recipe was from the Lighter Bites section of the cookbook. It was potluck Sunday at church, so I prepped this in the morning and took it in the crockpot to cook during Sunday school and the service. I am thankful to the Lord that the meal needed exactly 2 1/2 hours to cook which is the exact time between the start of Sunday school and the start of the potluck.
It was about 9:00 when I started preparing it. I gathered the ingredients:
I cut up the onion and garlic, then sauteed them in a pan with hot olive oil. I cut the chicken sausage into chunks and added that to the pan. I realized it wasn't going to be enough for the whole church to have some, and I had bought some cooked chicken sausage on accident, but it was a happy accident because it was enough to add to the meal to make enough. I also didn't see that I needed a big can of tomatoes, but I had some fresh tomatoes, so I put them in to the pan to cook with the sausage:
I transferred all that to the crockpot, then added some peppers, basil, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Odd, but I forgot to take a picture of it. I took the crockpot to the church, let it cook on high, then served it up. It was supposed to be served with cooked pasta, but I found some mashed potatoes at the potluck and ate it with them:
It was very tasty. I really liked the flavor the basil added, and the fresh tomatoes turned out to be really good. I would definitely make this recipe again.