Bake a pound of sausage meat in foil, then carve a tunnel lengthways along an unsliced loaf of bread using a bread knife. Line with caramelised onions and stuff the sausage meat into the loaf (try not to giggle, it's quite suggestive) Warm the loaf in the oven and slice at the table, served with salsa and salad. The sliced loaf has integrated "hot dog", it's a reasonably simple yet impressive dinner.
We like variations on something I saw on TV ages ago that's a creamy pasta sauce. It said to crumble raw sausage meat in a pan and fry it, add splash of white wine then cream. I don't bother with the wine and use Philadelphia usually instead of cream. If I have some mushrooms or leek or something in often add them too at the frying stage.
It does make a great meatloaf if combined w beef or lamb mince: lots of savoury flavour. I also do the pasta thing: fry bits off, deglaze the pan with whatever I can find (sometimes calvados, sometimes while or red wine vinegar) and serve stirred through pasta & broccoli florets.