In order to make a dish last longer, use a starch or some sort of filler, such as pasta or rice. I decide I am going to cook up one cup of penne because I will be gone for about a week. Hopefully this dish will last him that long. :) I may also use this generic jar of pasta sauce since it's open, so it doesn't go bad while I am away. I would typically make my own in my crock pot, but we are improvising here.
Sausages are now done. I plan on using only three of the chicken sausages in this dish, and that way if Jim wants to have a sausage on a bun sometime later this weekend, he can do that. Three sausages are now added to the veggies, and the other two are on standby. When the pot starts boiling, I will toss the pasta in for about 10 minutes.
I tossed it right in with everything for a pasta primavera feel: