Wednesday, January 20, 2010

One meal down...

...hundreds to go!

I have the first meal of my new self-challenge under my belt. It was virtually painless!

My first meal: Baked Penne

It wasn't any of the yummy baked pasta dishes that anyone sent me. This one was sort of haphazardly put together with the ingredients I had available. (I will still make the other baked pasta recipes I got from you all, though!)

Here's what I did:

1/2 box of Fit & Active Whole Wheat Penne Rigate
Whole jar (Reggano Traditional Premium Pasta Sauce (an Aldi buy. I prefer Heart Healthy sauces, but this was cheaper!)

3/4 cup Fit & Active mozzarella cheese
1/3 Morning Star Farms Meal Starters Grillers Recipe Cumbles
1 Box frozen mixed veggies (as a side)

I boiled the noodles until al dente,
poured half jar of sauce on bottom of casserole dish, added penne , little bit of cheese and crumbles, then more sauce and more cheese. Covered with foil.

I boiled the veggies-doesn't get any easier than that.

I popped it in the oven on 350 degrees for 20 minutes and voila! The kids LOVED it. R had 3 helpings and E ate every last bite. Keep those recipes comin'!

Maybe this cooking things is all it's cracked up to be!

1 comment:

  1. Mandy, I can't wait to visit you. I will be enjoying some of these delicious dishes you are learning to prepare. :)


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