I’ve been thinking.

It is time to simplify meal prep in my household.

Too often I get home and am too tired to come up with a plan for dinner.

When that happens, it’s really easy to just go out and eat. It’s a dangerous, expensive trap.

So, I introduce to you, Pasta Night.

I have decided that at least one night a week we will eat pasta.

It’s inexpensive and pretty easy to prepare.

Plus, there are tons of options if you are feeling adventurous.

Last night I threw a meal together that was pretty tasty.

First, I sautéed zucchini, mushrooms and a red bell pepper in a little olive oil. Then I added about half a jar of leftover pasta sauce and some water and let that summer.

After the sauce was ready, I tossed it with about half a box of vegetable penne that I cooked in a separate pot.

I topped it with mozzarella and parmesan and threw it in the oven for a few minutes to melt the cheese.

I was quite pleased with the outcome, and I think the family was too.

So, I’m declaring our first official Pasta Night a success.

Now I need to figure out what we will eat the rest of the week. Hmm…

Do you have your own Pasta Night?

Published by Brian

Christian, husband, father, Pepperdine alum, marketing account manager and more. Passionate about music, movies, religion, communication, nonprofits and the Lakers.

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