I'm one of those people that plan a menu around our busy schedule for the week. I make a grocery list to follow the order of the store. Yes, I am a planner, I get it. For me to say, "we'll figure it out" when chatting about a meal is rare, because I usually have some sort of idea. But alas, it is Monday, and I wanted something simple too (because remember, I'm sleepy too.) So, I grabbed a box of pasta and decided to "figure it out" by taking a look in the fridge to see what we had remaining from our busy, but fun, weekend.
While I had the pasta water boiling, I roughly chopped up some spinach leftover from the stuffed mushrooms I made for the Halloween party. We also had a lonely tomato from hub's taco dip for the football game. We always have at least 3 types of cheese in the fridge so I grabbed some Parmesan and added that to the mix.
Another note - hubs doesn't like whole wheat pasta. We really enjoy making our own pasta and do so frequently, but sometimes when you want quick and easy (like Monday's,) we end up purchasing it. We agree on the whole grain pasta - we get the healthy benefits and hubs doesn't have to taste the nutty flavors of the whole wheat that he doesn't like. Thank you to all the companies who make this because it helps us out!
Tastings or Zing,) he doesn't miss the meat. And of course, with a sweet surprise treat like cookies, this makes it even better. He didn't even mention a word that I left them in the oven a tad bit too long (I was cleaning the kitchen - got distracted!)