Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Another Family Favorite

Tonight's dinner was a rip-roaring success and the kids gobbled it up!  All thanks go to Ragu for making providing this recipe just when this tired Momma need it!  

I love this recipe because it has all my "pantry" staples- noodles, meat, cheese and sauce and after a week day like today, I needed something quick, easy and mindless!

Get out one large skillet/pan.  Brown 1lb. ground beef, add 1 jar of spaghetti sauce and 2 cups of water.  Stir and add a box of noodles(I did corkscrew noodles).  Stir occasionally so it won't stick.  Let simmer for 10-15 mins.  Add 1 cup of mozzarella cheese.  Allow cheese to melt.  And EAT with bread and a salad!!!  (follow the link here to get the FULL recipe!)  

Low down- While devouring my second large plate of pasta(maybe Bubba was right)?!  , I tried to think about how much I spent on this meal.  We ate half of the dish, so we will have leftovers tomorrow night.  I spent a little less than $3 on the 1 lb of meat at Publix.  The box of noodles was 30 cents (sale at Publix with coupon).  The jar of sauce was about a dollar or so (also on sale at Publix- B1G1 free with coupon).... so add the can of crescent rolls and a salad, its probably $8-$10 for two dinners for our family.  Not bad!

A big thanks to Ragu for having all day commercials on Nick@Nite.  :o)

I was not paid or given anything for doing this blog post.... 


Sharon said...

Yum. I love meals like this. Could eat them every day. I just love pasta. Especially fun-shaped pasta. :)

Dobbygirl said...

This sounds yummy, I'm gonna try it for sure!!!