sandra lee really pisses me off. i know she had a rough childhood and is all about quick home prepared meals... but i dont consider assembling pre-made things cooking. so should she be on the food network? no. is she a "culinary expert"? dear lord i hope not. does she have a brilliant marketing gig that sells books? yes. but it aint cooking kids. and neither is this.
im-running-late-and-theres-random-shit-in-the-fridge pasta [aka pasta with pink meat sauce]
1 T olive oil
3 T minced garlic
1 bunch "asparation"
1/2 cup diced bell peppers
1 cup cooked ground meat [with garlic and basil]
1 large soup container [quart] cooked pasta
1 cup canned tomato sauce
1/2 jar low fat alfredo sauce
1/2 cup fat free half & half
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
saute oil and garlic until fragrant. wash and chop asparation into bite sized pieces. saute asparation and peppers until just softened. add meat, pasta, and sauces; mix well [and carefully]. heat until bubbling, add half & half and parmesan. eat.
yield: one bowl to eat and a large soup container of leftovers