“Life is a combination of magic and pasta.”  Federico Fellini

Thank God for jars of frozen prepared food in the freezer.  Notice how I cleverly avoided the word, leftovers.  Today’s offering involves a jar that’s labeled “Beef Stew”. Really?

bf st

There it sits, thawing in the fridge, between the Reddi Wip, brought to you by a company that could use Spell Check on its computers, and a tube of toothpaste.  No, that is not toothpaste.  We already had that dementia discussion and I’ve been cleared.  It’s a tube of veggie boullion.

Note – Notice the one inch space left at the top of the jar so the expanding food wouldn’t explode the jar.  What you can’t notice is that the lid of the jar is actually labeled so I know what’s in the jar.  However, the label is not dated.  We’ll just have to take our chances.

But back to my brilliant idea about a whole new life for the beef stew.  Instead of simply heating it and plopping it on the plate next to some safe additions, I decided to mix it with some macaroni, which I’ll have to cook, and topping it with a few slices of American cheese, (now one of my favorites) and serving it next to some safe addition.

mac stew

This was so delicious I didn’t feel the need to blame the recipe on someone else!

Other options?  How about crumbled bacon on top or extra cheese!  Oh, the places I’ll go without leaving my kitchen

Loveya – The Grandma


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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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