This weekend I tackled not one, but TWO Pinterest recipes. That's right, I was feeling ambitious. This worked out perfectly because we now have lunch and dinner for a few days (I like leftovers for a day or two so I know by tomorrow I'm going to be not so fond of/SICK of these dishes) and I was able to freeze some for later.
The first recipe is called Cheesy Beef Macaroni. Now, I chose this recipe because of the simple ingredients AND I knew the midget would like it.
Here's what you need....
2lbs ground meat
1 28oz can of whole tomatoes
1 small onion
1 box of macaroni
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
1tsp of canola oil
Any additional spices of choice, (ie: Italian Seasoning, Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder...those where the one's I used.)
Chop the onion, add the oil and onion to the pan and cook until clear, then add the ground meat and cook until brown then drain.
Take your can of tomatoes and either use an immersion blender or use your bullet or food processor to puree the tomatoes. When that's done, add it to your meat and onions. Bring it to a boil then reduce heat to low and cook for 1hr.
Boil your noodles and drain. I had a box of penne pasta so I used that. Then add it to your sauce and let the noodles soak up all the juice.
In hindsight I probably had too many noodles since I used penne but it was fine. When that's done you pour the whole mixture into a 9x13 casserole dish. Add the cheese on top and bake in a 400deg oven for about 20min. Just enough to melt the cheese.
Now, serve it up and pat yourself on the back for a job well done. You just prepared an easy dinner that everyone will love AND you'll have leftovers!
Cael was happy to show his nearly empty bowl!!
In other news, I took Cael yesterday to meet his new teacher and get his glasses. His teacher this year is Mrs. Krass. She seems nice and I hope she's ready for this kid! After we met her and dropped off our school supplies we went to the eye doctor to pick up the eagerly anticipated glasses!
He looks so cute and I think I'm gonna cry!! STOP GROWING!!!!