Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Fast and Frugal: Coming to a table near you

The fast and frugal staring Penne Rigate and Cream of Mushroom Soup is one meal you don't want to miss! This delicious mixture of star ingredients is a great lunch or supper meal. Once Penne is cooked cream of mushroom does his job of reuniting Penne with frozen veggies and turkey leftovers. This is a one pot meal that will have your family feed in no time and raving with great reviews.

Penne Rigate is back in The fast and frugal part 2! This time Cream of Mushrooms sister, Tomato Soup, is starting in this one pot dish along side of lean ground beef. What a flavorful meal when combined with spices and frozen veggie may even do a guest appearance.

Now doesn't those descriptions make these two meals sound exciting! hehehe. Both of these meals are so easy, fast and frugal to make. And when accompanied with some frozen veggies or salad these meals meet all 4 food groups. The reason the milk is in the first picture is because I like to mix my soups with a little bit of milk to make the meal a bit more creamy. Some other things I add especially to fast and frugal dish one is cream cheese if I have any floating around in the fridge and some Parmesan cheese.

So readers let me hear about your "fast and frugal" meal ideas. If you have a meal that is super easy to whip up (5 ingredients or less) let me know and I would like to post it here for you!

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Fast and Frugal

Cream of Mushroom soup
Left over turkey
Parmesan (optional)

Cook noodles, drain and add can of soup, milk, turkey and veggies. Let heat up and serve!

Fast and Frugal 2

Tomato soup
Lean ground beef

Fry up hamburger (drain grease; can add onions and garlic to add flavor)
Cook noodles, drain and add beef, soup and milk. Parmesan may be added as well. Serve warm!


Minimalist Mommy said...

I have to remember those when I am not in the mood to cook. I have a simple macaroni and tomato dish. I add my canned diced tomatoes to cooked macaroni. I know it sould simple but it is good paired with tuna buns. We have been eating this since I was a kid.

Stephanie said...

Sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing! Have you ever made your own cream of mushroom soup? I haven't but thought about trying it.

Have a great day!

Brooke said...

fast and frugal is my favorite combo!

Deidra said...

Thanks for sharing these recipes...they look easy...and yummy!

Humblebee said...

Thank you for posting this dish cuz. So simple my mom could do it. What are you going to cook for my birthday on Wednesday?

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