Baked Cavatelli is brimming with sausage, so it can stand up to a gutsy Artichoke Salad and Roasted Pepper Bread. Pears and Caramel Sauce is a sweet end to this meal. Artichokes, roast peppers, and caramel sauce are easy to keep on hand for spur-of-the-moment inspiration -- and guests if they show up.
Puree equal parts marinated artichoke hearts and Italian dressing to make a thick dressing for hearty greens like romaine. Toss to dress salad.
Roasted Pepper Bread
Pears and Caramel Sauce
Drizzle hot caramel sauce over peeled cored pears.