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Mix & Match Casserole

Sexy Nerd loves this and wants me to make it everyday. I think it's okay, though I do love that it's quick and easy. Let me know what you think of it. No, there are no measurements for the ingredients - just throw in what you think will taste good!

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. All of the ingredients, like the pasta and the beef, should be cooked and ready to eat before they go into the pan. The baking part, (approximately 10 minutes,) is really just to melt the cheese. Layer the following, in order, starting at the bottom of the greased pan:

1. Mix of different pastas, (I use whole wheat macaroni + whole wheat bowtie)
2. Ground beef seasoned with meatloaf seasoning
3. Cheddar cheese
4. Mix of vegetables, (I use dices carrots, peas, and shredded potatoes)
5. More pasta
6. Can of diced tomatoes, undrained, (preferably the italian seasoned ones)
7. Mozzerella cheese
8. Bread crumbs

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, substitut…