8/24/09

Easy Bow Tie Skillet Pasta

What a busy day we had!! Today we began our studies for co-op classes. It's always exciting to start with all new books, fresh folders and un-chewed pencils! It's always a bit daunting, too, opening those new books to the very first page and knowing there's a lot of material to cover and information to be learned before you get to that last page.

Much as Paul encourages Christians in Hebrews 12:1-2 to run the race of living out our faith in such a way as to obtain the prize, starting and completing a school year requires endurance, persistence and sustained effort. It is not a sprint - for the teachers, students or parents. Whether your kids are homeschooled or attend a community school, it takes a lot of work and commitment on their part, and on the part of us parents, to successfully complete a school grade! May the Lord bless us all in this new school year!
May all that we learn be used to bring glory and honor to Him alone.

We always resolve to eat a bit healthier as we start our new school year and try to get back to a routine. To save a bit of fat and calories, I used 2% mozzarella cheese, a lower-fat spaghetti sauce, fat-free squeeze butter for the corn spread, and I always drain and rinse my hamburger meat.

I was glad I had chosen this easy meal for tonight! This was a new recipe for us. It's basically a do-it-yourself Hamburger Helper. I did make a few adjustments to the recipe. I increased the pasta and nixed the water. We all liked this, and I will definitely make it again. It will be very easy to keep all the needed ingredients on hand. If you have pre-cook your hamburger meat and frozen it, you can have this on the table in well under 30 minutes.


Easy Bow Tie Skillet Pasta

Easy Bow Tie Skillet Pasta

1 pound ground beef
1 can (14 ounces) beef broth
3 cups uncooked bow tie pasta
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 can (26 ounces) spaghetti sauce
1 - 2 teaspoons sugar
1 cup shredded Italian blend cheese

Brown ground beef; drain. Return to skillet. Add broth, pasta, water, and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer about 15 minutes. Gently stir in spaghetti sauce. Simmer about 5 minutes, or until heated through. Sprinkle cheese over noodles.

2 comments:

  1. So there's no need to boil the pasta in a seperate pot?

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  2. No, it all cooks right there in the skillet! Truly a one pot meal!
    Quick, easy and good!

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