6.30.2010

toasted noodles with kale and navy beans

Tonight is Italian/Pasta Night

Although tonight's meal is not Italian, but Jewish, it is a pasta dish.


The kids love this meal and requested a repeat, especially Kate who did not want me to forget about making garlic bread! Traditionally it is simply referred to as 'fideos'; the noodles are first sauteed in olive oil and then baked with just enough vegetable broth to soften them. After baking I crispen them in the oven on broil. I added kale and navy beans this time around. I know the kids will add some Better Than Sour Cream -it is just how they roll and this can be traditional as well.

Then they'll do an un-traditional thing and put it on some fresh garlic bread. Yeah, we live adventurously here.

Cost Breakdown:
brown rice pasta: $2.50
vegetable broth (homemade): $.50
tomatoes: $2
1/2 kale: $1.50
bread: $2
garlic and onions: $.50
Better Than Sour Cream: $1
beans: $2
Total to feed a family of 5:
$12.00



4 comments:

  1. I can understand why your kids loved this, it looks really good! If you're not too busy, can you share the recipe for this sometime.

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  2. Thank you, Jacklyn. I wil post the recipe tonight (Friday)!

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  3. Wow! I'm loving your recipes! Just started following you and look forward to sharing!
    check out my family foodie blog, it's not vegan but I use tons of veggies and probly easily adaptable.
    thx!
    happy sharing!

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  4. Hi Gwen,

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    Looking forward to sharing, too!

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