This is a meal I picked up while living in the south. Red beans & rice is a Cajun meal that is very simple yet rich. Its one fof my personal favorites.
What you'll need:

1 bag of red beans
1 pkg of kalbalsa sausage
5 strips of bacon
1 medium onion
Lemon pepper seasoning
Tony Chachere's creole seasoning
Rice, prepared
This is one of these recipes that requires some night before preparation.

Grab your beans and soak them in a bowl the night before. 

You want enough water so that the beans are completely submerged.

In the morning you want to drain the excess water and put the beans in your crock pot.
Start by cooking your kalbalsa and onions...
Add the sausage, onions to the beans...
Then you want cook your bacon...
Cool your bacon and crumble it in your crock pot...
Add enough water to cover your ingredients completely plus a centimeter or so more. Add some Creole and lemon pepper seasoning...
Cook on low for 4-6 hours

Also you want to make sure you prepare your rice ab0ut 45 minutes to an hour before your red beans are ready. 

Serve the bean mixture over your rice and enjoy!
 
 
This is a recent try from pinterest. I got the original recipe here.

Jake loved it! He went back for seconds so I know he wasn't just being nice.
In his words, "It's like a better Mac & Cheese." 

So yummy, cheesy and easy!
What you'll need:

1 tbsp Olive Oil
1 lb Kalbalsa Sausage
1 1/2 C Onion, diced
2 Garlic Cloves, minced
2 C Chicken Broth
1 (10 oz) can Ro-Tel, Mild
1/2 cup Heavy Cream
8 oz Penne Pasta
1/2 tspn Salt & Pepper, each
1 C Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded
1/3 cup Scallions, sliced
Start by heating your oil olive in your pan; I couldn't help but smile and wave for the camera in the refection he he.
Once your oil is smoking throw in your sausage... 
...and your onions. Let them brown for about 4-5  minutes.
Toss in your garlic and let it meld with your onions and sausage for just a bit (recipe says 30 seconds).

Next add in the chicken broth, tomatoes, cream, pasta, salt & pepper. Stir to mix together.
Bring you pan to a boil, the reduce your heat to low and cover. Let everything simmer for about 15 minutes or until your pasta is done.

While your pan is simmering you can chop your scallions...[below]
Once your pasta is done add half of your cheese and stir. The remaining cheese throw on top as well as your scallions.
Throw your pan in the oven [as long as it is oven safe] and broil until cheese is melted and browned. This will probably take about 3 minutes...
Mmmm...yum!
 
 
Alright alright so this one doesn't actually have a particular recipe either, mostly because it is so simple. I make variations of this all the time. Enjoy!
What you'll need:

1 lb Meat 
*(You can use Chicken, Steak, Kalbalsa Sausage etc.)
1-2 Bell Peppers, chopped
1-2 Zucchini, sliced
1 Onion, chopped
1/2-1 C Carrots, chopped
1/4 C Soy Sauce
1 1/2 C Rice, prepared
Start by cooking your rice, I usually make about 1 1/2 C for Jake and I; I usually have enough left overs to make 4 complete servings.

Throw your meat in your pan and let it cook. Add you veggies and let them saute' in your meat juices.
Jake doesn't like soft zucchini or carrots so I throw those in at the very last...
Throw in your Soy Sauce and serve over rice.

Sometimes if I have a package stir fry mix I throw that in too. The packets are good if you want more of a sauce; the soy sauce just adds flavor not a thickness.
 
 
My mom made this recently for a Family Home Evening. I was "go back for seconds" good. I made some of my own the other day, MMmmm Mmm good. It is so creamy!

What you'll need:

1 lb Jimmy Dean Original sausage, cooked
3/4 C onion, diced
1 1/4 tspns garlic, minced
2 Tbpns chicken soup broth
4 Cs water
2 potatoes, halved and sliced
2 Cs sliced kale
1/3 C heavy cream

You'll also need some vegetable oil for frying.


 
Cook up all your sausage, 
make sure you separate it into little pieces.





In a separate pan heat up some vegetable oil and throw in your onions and saute

Add garlic and cook for another minute or so.
Next, stir in broth, water and potatoes and let it all simmer for about 15 minutes. 
Once your potatoes are soft put your heat to low and add your sausage, kale and cream. 

Side Note: If you haven't heard of Kale, don't worry I hadn't either! It is very good though!

You can see a picture of it below [left]. 

I could not find it at Walmart. 
If you live in Utah I was able to find it at my local Smith's
Now let your whole yummy concoction simmer until everything is heated through.

Dish yourself a good sized helping and enjoy!