Wednesday, July 16, 2014

'Peewee's Beefy Mac'

   WOW, another rainy day, thirsty, so hungry, SO TIRED! I really don't feel like doing too much tonight (geeze I'm lame) but maybe hunkering down, quenching this thirst, watching a good scary movie with an easy 'stick to the ribs' kind of meal. Watcha think? Sound good? Well that is just what we'll do! Let's take care of the thirst first, okay,,,that's much better!! Now we visit the freezer. What delights await? What's in here that we can just throw together quickly but still have a fantastic, tasty & hearty meal? I found it...gonna defrost a block of ground turkey! I know I have half a box of macaroni I could get rid of, so with a few more ingredients - We've got dinner!! It's 'Peewee's Beefy Mac' for us tonight :)
     This is what I've got:
        1. 1 lb ground turkey (or beef if you want)
        2. 1 cup elbow macaroni, uncooked
        3. 1 cup lo-sodium beef or chicken stock (water is fine also)
        4. 1 sm onion, diced
        5. 1 15oz can diced tomatoes, Italian style
        6. salt & pepper
        7. 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded (or a little more, why not)?
        8. 1/2 green pepper, diced (optional)
        9. parm cheese for sprinkling 
      10. a few basil leaves, ripped (for garnish)
    A big ol' drink to help the cooking process and LET'S COOK!
        Grab a large, deep skillet. Cook the turkey with the onion & green pepper until the meat is no
        longer pink. Drain. Pour the tomatoes and stock in with the meat and give it a good stir. Sprinkle
        a little salt (not too much, stock & cheese are salty enough) and a good amount of pepper into
        the meat mixture. Stir it up again then bring it to a boil. Once boiling, drop the pasta. Cover.
        lower the heat. Simmer for approx.10 mins until pasta is tender. Turn off the heat. Add the
        cheese and mix well. Shower with some parm cheese and a few basil leaves...okay, there,
        what else do ya want? Was that easy or was that easy?? With a baby salad, another drink
         (or no salad)  :) DERN TASTY!! Thanks for giving it a go relax!!

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