10 mins *or less* and about $0.70 a serving!
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    Default 10 mins *or less* and about $0.70 a serving!

    last night when DH got home late I was beyond starved *DD was asleep already* and had limited pantry items, he was hungry too and I was NOT about to let him go get a pizza for $10+
    so I set a pot of water to boil
    got out a bag of frozen kroger brand stir fry veggies *on sale .80* put it in a bowl and microwaved on high for 3 mins
    started chopping some garlic very fine about 2-3 cloves
    stirred the veggies after the 3 mins and put in for another 3 mins
    I took half a pound of great value brand *walmart* vermicelli the box was .88 and dropped in the water
    grabbed some basil and chives from the garden chopped the chives and gave the basil a chiffonade
    when the pasta was drained I put the garlic in the bottom of a serving bowl put the pasta on top so the warm pasta would just BARELY cook the garlic a little
    drained thoroughly the now HOT veggie medley and put that on top
    added a pinch of salt a LOT of black pepper and some red pepper flakes although you could easily leave that out and add some lemon zest drizzled a few tsp of olive oil on the pasta, tossed with tongs, sprinkled with herbs
    SUPER fast
    super healthy
    and SOOOOO CHEAP
    of course you could add cooked chicken or even canned tuna if you had it around and wanted to add protein but this was more out of speed b/c we were so HUNGRY lol

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    I have a quickie one i made yesterday.. pasta cooked. 1 jar of alfredo sauce (you can make your own) in a pan i threw in 1 chicken breast and started to boil, then when almost done, pull out and cut in small pieces, and put back in pan with a whole bag of frozen brocolli, add water and boil till tender. drained and tossed it all with the alfredo and noodles. It made a whole lot and was delicious..
    i will give yours a try.. got some great basil in my garden..

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    Both sound really good - makes me want my herb garden to be in abundance right away!! Mahalo for the great ideas!!

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    So good to see you back, Kelly.

    The Vegetarian version sounds better.

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    Such cool sounding QUICK meals...perfect for summer time weather!! I'm gonna have to give both of these a try!!

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    We have all kinds of pepper plants-jalapeno, chili and green. We are looking to make chow-chow this summer with them.

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