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Mix and Match Pizza Casserole (A Clean Out the Fridge Recipe)

Sexy Nerd loves this and wants me to make it every day. I think it's okay, though I do love that it's quick and easy, as well as a great way to use up leftovers. Using a large, shallow dish cuts the baking time significantly. You can use something thicker, like a loaf pan, but it will take extra time to heat through.

There are no measurements for the ingredients - just throw in what you have on hand, in the amount you think will taste best. When I make this, it's all vegetables. When you-know-who cooks it, the recipe is meat, meat, and more meat!

Mix and Match Pizza Casserole A Clean Out the Fridge Recipe
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. All of the ingredients, like the pasta and the ground meat, should be cooked and ready to eat before they go into the pan. Layer the following, in order, starting at the bottom of the greased pan:


1. Pasta or a mixture of different pastas (I like to use whole wheat macaroni + whole wheat bowtie.)
2. Seasoned ground meat
3. Shred…

Cornmeal Waffles with Chili

Oh. My. Goodness.

This is a recipe that you should bookmark. Do it right now! Not only is it quick and easy, these chili-covered cornmeal waffles seem like the kind of meal that you worked really hard on. Sexy Nerd was certainly impressed when he came home to this dinner.


LambAround's Easy Peasy Chili
(serves 3)
1 can tomatoes with green chili
1 can white beans
1 heaping spoonful of creamed corn
Cooked ground beef (amount dependent on how carnivorous you're feeling)
1 diced bell pepper
1 diced white onion
1 diced garlic clove
1 dried red chili pepper (be sure to remove this after cooking!)
1 bay leaf (ditto)
Hefty dash each of cumin and red chili flakes

Simmer all ingredients in a covered pan for at least 45 minutes.
(Easy peasy, right?)

Cornmeal Waffles
(also easy peasy - woo hoo!)

Take your favorite regular waffle recipe. Substitute half the flour with cornmeal and throw in a sprinkle of seasoned salt, like Season All. If using a mix, like Bisquick, substitu…