Life has an uncanny way of getting extremely busy. Those are the times when putting a fast, easy meal on the table is a must. Many rely on fast food take-out for these types of dinners but nutritionally these foods are not good value for you food dollar and they put a nice sized dent into your pocketbook. There is another way, and that is to rely on easy to put together 15 minute and 30 minute meals.
Sausage is a delicious quick cooking meat that is rather versatile. It can be served on a bun, as is for the meat serving or cut into bite sized pieces then added to other dishes. Bulk sausage can be formed into patties or it can be browned and crumbled to add to casseroles, soups and stews. Sausage ranges in flavour from very mild to spicy and everything in between. Aside of quick cooking and flavour, sausage is inexpensive. Breakfast sausage is usually mildly seasoned and may have a maple syrup flavouring added. Despite its name breakfast sausage is not just for breakfast. I served breakfast sausage links with buttered broad egg noodles and black bean salad for a quick, easy meal that took less than 15 minutes to prepare. The black bean salad is served cold but it could easily be served warm as a topping for rice.