Looking Forward To (V) + Pasta & Meatballs Quick Dinner Date

My co-teacher and I are scared. Hand, Foot, & Mouth is going around our preschool, and two (possibly three) of our kids have it. We spent the kids’ nap time bleaching and lysoling everything in our room. Really hoping it works because that virus spreads like nobody’s business. We got out of work a little early today, and we’re hoping the pounds of lysol will do the trick.

Because I got out early, I actually had time to come home and fix dinner before John had to go to work. I made some spaghetti (without spaghetti noodles). Let’s just call it pasta and meatballs.  John really liked it, and he took some to work with him too.

It was super easy (as is everything I make):

Pasta and Meatballs

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  • Hunt’s spaghetti sauce
  • diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • Pasta (any kind)
  • Frozen meatballs
  • Italian seasoning
  • oregano
  • garlic powder
  • minced garlic
  • parmesan cheese
  • salt & pepper

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This picture of my ingredients is not very accurate. I ditched the crushed tomatoes and replaced them with a can of diced tomatoes with chile peppers.

I began by boiling the noodles, and cooking the beef on the stove.

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I like Laura’s beef because it’s really not that much more expensive than the other meats at the store, and it doesn’t say that it is beef with “natural flavors” added to it. I don’t know what those flavors are, and it’s the one thing that really grosses me out to think about for some reason. I just want meat.

To the beef, I added garlic powder, oregano, salt, a little pepper, and just a little oil (which probably wasn’t even needed, it just seemed kind of dry to me).

I heated the Hunt’s sauce and the diced tomatoes in a pot on the stove, and dumped the meat into the sauce, bringing that to a boil. I added italian seasoning, oregano, minced garlic, and parmesan cheese.

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I also cooked the meatballs in the oven, and when they were crispy and hot, I added them to the meat sauce.

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So easy and delicious.

On the side, green beans. IMG_0637 1

I was just glad to eat with John after not being able to the past couple nights because of our work schedules. It was a quick dinner date that I’m so thankful for. He makes me happy.

Now onto my weekly post all about what I’m looking forward to. This will actually be much shorter and simpler tonight. Right now I’m looking forward to…

  1. Sleeping
  2. Seeing John tomorrow after barely seeing him all week
  3. Running again this weekend
  4. My friend/bridesmaid Chloe’s birthday party tomorrow night
  5. Finishing watching Pocahontas

Have a happy weekend doing something that you love.

One thought on “Looking Forward To (V) + Pasta & Meatballs Quick Dinner Date

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