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Sausage & Pasta — Don’t forget your veggies!

Fresh ingredients make my heart and soul smile :). As you may know from my previous posts I have an intense love for the Amish Market and the Farmer’s Market! My favorite two spots in town. I try to go weekly — when my wallet will allow because it’s no secret that the Amish Market and Farmer’s Market can be pricey but it’s worth it because you’re paying for freshness.
What You’ll Need 
-Fresh Amish Market pork sausage (You can use turkey sausage or sausage from your local grocery store, if you prefer)
-Handful of spinach (Aruglua would be good too!)
-Handful of white mushrooms (or whichever kind of mushrooms you would prefer)
-Veggie pasta; I used spaghetti  (You can use regular or whole wheat too!)
-Pinch of garlic 
-Drizzle of olive oil
-Ground black pepper
-Sprinkle of Parmesan cheese 
-Fresh basil (I have a Basil plant on my deck that I use!)
-Large pot of boiling water
-Colander or strainer 
-Pasta spoon
-Large, sharp knife 
-Cooking dish
-Cutting board 
-Pan
Preparation

Fill large pot with water and bring to a boil. Put a drizzle of olive oil in and cook until pasta is done. Rinse in colander. Keep in colander and put to the side (I usually put it back on the pot and let the excess water drip out).
Heat oven to 350. Rinse sausage and cut on cutting board into small pieces. Fill cooking dish with a little bit of water and place cut up pieces of sausages in dish. Put in oven and cook for 25 minutes. *Each oven is different so you may need to put yours at a higher or lower setting and for more or less time — it’s important to know your oven!
Heat up olive oil and garlic in pan. Add spinach and mushrooms and cook until done. Put off to the side.
 
Put pasta, sausage, mushrooms and spinach together in an eating bowl. Mix together and add a drizzle of olive oil, ground pepper, sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. Top with fresh basil. ENJOY :)!

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