Friday, June 24, 2011

Something Simple

OK, so I know what it's're running around like crazy, you have people yapping in your ear, you haven't had a chance to sit down in 13 hours, you've warmed up your coffee six times today in hopes of having a sip and it remains untouched in the microwave, you've not had a quiet moment to yourself since you were sound asleep, but you're expected to make a tasty dinner tonight. Are you kidding? The dishes haven't even been done from last night's dinner. In fact you're wondering why you are taking 5 minutes to actually read skim through this blog. See, I do know what you're going through! Well, you still don't need to resort to the Golden Arches! Maybe Runza...only because I'm a Nebraska girl, but no seriously, you CAN fix a healthy tasty meal for the family in no time!

Simple Southwestern Pasta

1 lb ground beef
1 c salsa or 1 can diced tomatoes with chilies (more or less to your taste)
1 can tomato sauce
1 box Pasta (any will do, I used whole wheat shells)
2 c cheddar cheese, shredded
2 avocados, chopped (optional but so encouraged)

In a skillet brown the beef. In a large pot, boil the water and cook the pasta. Once the meat is done, set it aside. Once the pasta is done, drain the water and return the pasta in the pot to the stove, reduce the heat to low. Add the meat, salsa, and tomato sauce. Heat until everything is nice and hot. Spoon up into bowls, top with the cheese and avocado!

Happy Dinner! You won't believe how amazing the avocados taste on the warm pasta! Oh ya!


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