Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Quick, Easy, Nutritious Meal

Kitchen Tip Tuesday

On Sunday, on the way home from church, I realized I hadn't planned anything for lunch. Growing up, we almost always had pot roast for lunch on Sunday, but then they grew in our pasture. Somehow I think my neighbors might complain if I tried that in my yard. :o) We usually have left overs from the week, but I didn't have enough to feed everyone. My husband suggested pudding and popcorn, which is REALLY healthy. (eye roll)

I had decided to just fix macaroni and tomato juice with garlic. (another favorite from childhood that my hubby doesn't appreciate--so he could have left over pizza) In looking in the fridge, though, I discovered I had a smidge of chili left over so... Here's my easy chili mac recipe that fed the kids (4 of them) and I for two lunches!!!

Easy Chili Mac

16 ounces whole wheat pasta
2 cans (15oz) chili beans--Joan of Arc brand does not have added sugar!
1 1/2 cups tomato sauce
1 1/2 cups water
1 tsp minced garlic
1 1/2 tsp chili powder
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Cook pasta, drain.
2. Add rest of ingredients, cook over medium heat until hot.
3. Enjoy!

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3 comments:

Sarah said...

I love things like this (but my husband doesn't so much either, wonder why?).

Becky said...

Because they think pudding and popcorn are a good lunch choice--after all, it is alliterated! What more could a Bible school graduate ask for??? :o)

Amy @ Finer Things said...

Sounds quick, easy, and yummy. Thanks for the tip!