Monday, December 26, 2011

Delicious Pasta for Under $5

WIth hectic after school schedules, parents and kids often find themselves very hungry on their way home from ice rinks, dance studios, den mother's houses, or swim practices.   Passing the Golden Arches can often be a temptation to get a quick fix to the hunger.  Here's a good, quick recipe that can be ready in minutes, instead of eating fast food.

One 16 ounce package of whole wheat spaghetti noodles, or 16 ounces of your favorite pasta.
One 8 ounce package of shredded 2% Mozzerella (or 8 ounces of your favorite shredded cheese)
One 16 ounce can of diced tomatoes
I also add a teaspoon of garlic salt.

1) Cook pasta according to directions.  Drain (do not rinse) and return to pan, still warm.
2) Stir in shredded cheese, garlic salt (optional) and tomatoes (drained).

Serves 4.

If you had hit Subway, Arby's or McDonald's, a family of four could easily spend $20.   You just saved $15, and probably ate a lot healthier.


The Frugal Maestro

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