Crock Pot Spaghetti

As strange as this sounds, this is our Thanksgiving Eve and Christmas Eve meal. When our boys went off to college we would meet them on their way home and then I'd have this in the crock-pot for us and it has just become our "holiday Eve" meal. You can use any kind of Italian sausage, we just prefer "sweet", sometimes I actually don't add the chicken and my boys do not like mushrooms so I always leave that out. I've also added meatballs once in a while. Since I make my own spaghetti sauce from scratch, this becomes extra special. I got the recipe from a friend on an online recipe board years ago and it's been a family favorite ever since.

1 pound sweet Italian sausage

3 to 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cooked and cubed

1 cup green pepper, chopped

2 teaspoon Italian seasoning

2 (4 ounce) cans mushroom stems and pieces, drained (optional)

2 jars favorite spaghetti sauce

Hot cooked pasta

Bake sausage in 350 degree oven for about 20 to 30 minutes. Cool and slice. Place all ingredients except pasta in slow cooker. Mix. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours. Serve over pasta.