Dani Johnson says it's crazy to go grocery shopping when you have food sitting in your pantry. Eat the food you have! Ok, then. I'm giving this a go. Tonight I pulled out a pound of hamburger meat & a box of whole-grain shell noodles. Now. What to do with it?
Tada! It was so simple & my kids, honest to pete, devoured it! It's hearty & inexpensive, too! Maybe $12-13? #winning!
1 lb. hamburger meat
1 13 oz. box of whole-grain pasta shells
1 can undrained Rotel (I use mild for my kids)
8 oz. (2 cups) mild cheddar cheese, shredded
Cook the pasta in one pot while cooking the hamburger meat in another. When meat is done, add Rotel. Simmer. Drain pasta & then add meat/Rotel. Pour in milk (I did not measure, but I added quite a bit for creaminess - maybe 3/4 of a cup or so) & add cheese a little at a time until well blended. Salt & pepper to taste.
Makes enough to feed 5 people! With some left over.
I'm sure there are a million variations you could use, but this is what I came up with on short notice. And I'll be doing it again. :)
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