Monday, September 3, 2012

GF Chicken Sausages and Sweet Potatoes, Recipes

A quick and easy dinner!

When we were visiting our daughter and family in Indiana, she served us grilled chicken sausages. I couldn't imagine sausage of any kind sitting well in my stomach, and I questioned her on it. She  said they were gluten free and didn't have any poisonous additives and preservatives. Nevertheless, I proceeded cautiously. To my delight, they tasted great and I didn't get a headache or any of the other nasty symptoms that come from poison in my food.

The brand is Alfresco.




I just signed up for the Alfresco newsletter in order to get free coupons. Info on the newsletter is in their FAQ section.

The sausages pictured in the first photo are actually ones we had for dinner the other night. I didn't want to take time to get the grill ready*, so I sliced them in half and pan fried them in a little olive oil.

The Sweet Potato and Yukon Gold Fries were simply sliced thin, then tossed in a ziploc baggie with a little olive oil and spread out on a jellyroll pan. I sprinkled the minutest amount of brown sugar on them, and then sea salt and pepper, then baked in a 450 degree oven until tender but crispy on one side. I've done this before without the brown sugar and liked it better then. The brown sugar idea was from The Barefoot Contessa. She's got a ton of good ideas, but I didn't think this was one of them.

The salad was a combination of cherry and regular garden tomatoes, fresh basil, fresh oregano, and fresh zucchini, pared and cubed, (oops, I guess that was the next night!) then tossed with a tiny bit of olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt.

I loved this dinner and would be happy to make it a regular!

*As good as these were pan fried, they taste way better on the charcoal grill.

P.S. Update: I scheduled this more than a week ago. The boys go home today. It has been a sweet and fun (albeit a bit exhausting) time with them. I will miss the funny things the 5 year old says, the sweet hugs and kisses from the 2 year old, and the knowledge that the 8 year old is perfectly capable of ruling the world, or at least a John Deere dealership. 

Bridger and Misty will spend the next two days sleeping.

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22 comments:

Sandra said...

thanks for the ideas, i think i would like both the sausage and the sweet potatoes. we are using ground chicken a lot, so i am going to try these.
i am thinking all of you will being doing rest and relaxation with a tad of missing the kids.

Angela said...

I've never seen that brand in stores down here, but I use the Aidell's chicken-apple sausage, and it's great!

Debra said...

Have you ever tried the chicken sausage with the cheese inside? Seriously my mouth is watering just thinking about it. Yum.

Empty Nester said...

I love sweet potato fries. But no matter how hard I try, I just cannot eat sausages- I have bought several of the organic type at Whole Foods but I just think they're icky. LOL

Chatty Crone said...

This looked GREAT - I pinned it. Happy Labor Day!

Denise said...

Looks delicious.

Candace said...

Oh, that looks sooo good! I've been buying those sausages and the meatballs lately. We are hooked. The spicy jalapeno, the chipotle chorizo sausages and the teriyaki meatballs are the ones that we eat the most. I have another flavor of meatballs in the fridge to try this week. I think they may be sundried tomato. Seriously, so good. I can't wait to try them with roasted sweet potatoes. Yum!

Jenn said...

Wow.. who knew gluten free could look so good :) Actually, had you not told me it was GF, I never would have known! I'd love to have that served to me any day of the week!!

Parsley said...

That looks really good!

Heide at ApronHistory said...

We will have to look into these. I am always excited to see less chemicals. Also, one sister is going gluten free, the other doesn't do good on pork or milk (which they sneek into alsorts of things!), so they might really like these.

Allison said...

Great post! I invite you to join me today (and every Tuesday) for Tone Up Tuesdays Link Up! A place for all things healthy living, fitness, and overall well being! Recipes, workouts, motivation, struggles, tips, tricks, and accomplishments!

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Yenta Mary said...

Oh, my word, this looks so good! But the best part is reading about the boys ... they need to visit more often and have adventures with you ... :)

laurie said...

That looks like a great meal. I've tried chicken sausages before and I agree..they are good!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

I recently tried apple chicken sausages and they were so delicious. I really love sweet potato fries!! I got my soaps and they smell soooo delicious. Thanks so much for the little lemon soap I used it to wash my face and loved how my skin felt afterward!!

Words Of Deliciousness said...

The sausages look delicious. I love a meal like that.

Lois Christensen said...

That dish looks good! I'm glad you enjoyed your time with the grandchildren! Enjoy your day!

Judy S. said...

I need to look for these. They sound yummy! GK are fun but exhausting, I agree.

Mary said...

It just happens right this minute I am hungry and that pic looks great!

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Lois Christensen said...

Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back and VOTE on Sunday!

Cynthia L. said...

I have seen this brand before, but never tried them. I will now, based on your recommendation!
Thanks for joining Foodie Friends Friday and come back Sunday to vote!

The Mandatory Mooch said...

What a great meal!! Thanks so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch!! I hope you will link up again. The party will be live tonight. http://www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com

Thanks, Nichi

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