Thursday, August 19, 2010
the Bewitching hour
I use coupons, to fill my pantry.
I use my pantry, to feed my family.
I make food for my family, and try to add some to the freezer. How do I combine all these into one?
Well I used my coupons (and sales) to fill my pantry with Safeway brand pasta for .69 a box. I used coupons to get Ragu sauces, Rotel tomatoes, and the bacon bits. I also waited for a sale and got ground beef on sale and used a coupon for $3 off.
I put all of this together to make a casserole. I doubled a batch and one went right into the freezer.
Making/planning your meals out of the pantry is one of the best ways to save money!
Bacon, Cheeseburger dinner
1 box pasta, any kind, cooked to al dente
1 jar of Double Cheese Ragu sauce
bacon bits (to taste)
Ro-tel tomatoes (these are a little spicy so if you/your kids don't like that, any diced, canned tomatoes would work)
Ground beef ( I cooked a 3lb. pkg, using about half in one casserole and half in the other
Brown ground beef, drain.
While browning, start pasta in a pot to boil. When finished, drain.
Line a 13x9 dish with foil (make sure you leave some hanging off the sides)
Mix together, cheese sauce, ground beef, noodles, bacon and tomatoes.
Bake at 350 for 10-15 min. to warm up.
My kids DEVOURED this. Each had seconds. I served this with Pillsbury bisquits (purchased on sale & with coupons), carrot sticks, and apple sauce(also bought with coupons &on sale)
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