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    Default Food challenge: pasta

    Part One: What is your favourite frugal pasta recipe? I'm a big fan of yakisoba (Japanese), and it is a great dish for throwing in mixed veggies and left over meat. I also love manicotti (so simple to make).

    Part Two: Do you have the ingredients on hand to make it? I do have yakisoba noodles (Chuka Soba), and all the veggies, and right now I do have some shrimp in the freezer, so I could throw it together. I could do a cheese manicotti, but not a meat one.
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    Madhen--do you have a recipe for yakisoba you could share? DH loves it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsMcDowell View Post
    Madhen--do you have a recipe for yakisoba you could share? DH loves it!
    I don't really have measurements, but here it is. (Just use portions that work for you re: veggies, meat, etc.)

    Ingredients: Chuka Soba noodles (I use Orchids brand, which I get at the grocery store); veg oil, mushrooms, shrimp, steak (any kind you like), carrots, zucchini, cabbage, butter, salt, worcestershire sauce (Bulldog brand is the only one that tastes PERFECT with yakisoba, but it is hard to find. I get it at the Asian food market.)

    Slice steak into strips
    Slice veggies into thin sticks, keep approx same size and length for all.
    Chop cabbage into thin strips

    Boil and dreain the noodles, set aside and toss with 1 tsp oil.
    Saute mushrooms in butter and salt. Set aside.
    In same pan, saute shrimp, remove when pink and set aside.
    In same pan, saute steak strips until slightly browned (do not overcook), set aside.
    Saute carrots and zucchini until both are tender. Add cabbage last and saute until tender. Add back mushroom, shrimp, meat, then noodles.
    Season with worcestershire sauce.
    Toss and serve.

    (And it is wonderful cold right out of the fridge, as well!!)
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    My favorite (in my recipe also)

    Onion, mushroom, and garlic bowties

    4 oz mushroom slices, chopped fine
    1/2 medium onion, chopped fine
    1 tsp garlic, chopped fine
    1/3 box bow tie pasta, cooked and salted (cook while preparing veggies)
    1/2 pk spreadable cheese
    1/4 cup chicken or vegetable broth
    2 tble unsalted butter

    Preparation:
    Cook bowtie pasta in salted water for about 15 min. until past al dente

    Instructions:
    While pasta is cooking:
    chop mushrooms and onions in small dice and add to melted butter in skillet.(or use just broth for less fat) When almost done, add the garlic and stir so it doesn't burn add a small amount of chicken broth (to taste) and then add the spreadable cheese and melt.<br /><br />
    Drain water from pasta and add to the skillet. Toss into cheese and serve hot.

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    My favourite would have to be just and omelette noodle toss? lol...
    It is just spaghetti, with egg and bacon tossed through it.. You could also put through onion tomato, mushroom, whatever you wanted really.

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    My favorite cheapo side dish:
    Boil thin spaghetti until done. Drain and toss with butter or olive oil, salt and pepper, garlic to taste, a tablespoon or two of breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese.

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