1 lb. ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 (28-oz.) can chopped tomatoes, with juice
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
8 ounces wide egg noodles
2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large skillet, cook the ground beef over medium heat, stirring to break up the lumps, until all of the pink is gone from the meat. Get an adult to help you drain off the fat. Add the onion and the green pepper, and cook until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes, with juice, and the Worcestershire sauce, oregano, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat to low. Simmer the mixture for about 15 minutes.
2. Fill medium pot half full of water. Add 1 teaspoon salt. Bring the water to a boil. Stir in the noodles and boil for about 8 minutes, until tender. Get an adult to help you drain the noodles, Return the noodles to the pot. Pour the tomato mixture over the noodles and stir until blended.
3. Put the noodle mixture into a baking dish that you have sprayed with cooking spray. Top with cheese. Bake for about 15 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Enjoy it has a family meal, then refrigerate the leftovers.
4. Take leftovers to school in a small microwave-safe container with a tight-fitting lid. Before heating, unsnap the lid to allow steam to escape. Heat casserole in the microwave oven for about 90 seconds.
Penne in a garden pesto:
2 cups packed fresh basil leaves
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup pine nuts
2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, (you can use an olive oil blend it's cheaper)
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/2 cup freshly grated Parm cheese (use store bought grated cheese it's cheaper)
basically put it in a processor and chop it all up then mix it if you don't have a processor, coursly chop every thing mix in the olive oil take the pine nuts put in zip lock bag and pound/crush then add to the mix add salt and pepper to taste it's a great summer healthy meal