What’s a busy mom to do with a hungry family and nothing “pulled out” for dinner? Well, I don’t like to be in that situation, because it usually leads to eating out. And that drains the pocketbook FAST. But, let’s be realistic, shall we? It’s confession time: I am not perfect…
I’ll wait until the air pressure returns here.
Ok, now that you are over your initial shock, let me show you how I used up some leftovers the other day:
I took some leftover pasta that I had…yeah, it’s from a box… some leftover chicken, pasta sauce, and cheese. I mean, really, what can you make with that? Ummmm….baked spaghetti, of course! My mother in law made this for dinner the first night I had met them. It was about 4 months after my hubby and I got married ( a whole different story!) and I was a nervous nellie. See, I am really not a spaghetti fan. AT ALL. Hubby’s family absolutely adores it. See the issue here? I was trying to impress them, and I was served my “least” favorite food ever.
Thank goodness my mother taught me manners and I tried it anyway. Because it was delicious! And, I make this every so often for my family now. Especially after pasta nights. I normally make my own pasta now, but this time I had leftover boxed pasta to use up. Either way is delicious!
- 2 C. leftover chopped chicken or turkey
- 2 C leftover cooked pasta (whatever you have on hand)
- 1-2 C Pasta sauce
- 2 C shredded cheese
- Mix first 3 ingredients well, pour into a 9×13 pan, and top with cheese.
- Bake at 375 for 20 minutes until cheese is nice and melted and golden.
What’s your favorite “go to” meal?
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