May 7, 2011

Better Homes and Gardens Beef and Noodle Toss

Weekdays in my house can turn into chaos around dinner time. My two-year-old starts his melt-down from lack of napping and my four-year-old tries to snack his way through the evening. Trying to get a decent dinner on the table can be difficult, so I'm always looking for quick, good-tasting new recipes. The April issue of Better Homes and Gardens had a recipe for beef and noodle toss, which caught my attention.

This recipe promises supper, super fast, with 25 minutes from start to finish. All the ingredients are basic, many of them people would already have on hand in their pantry. The prep work is minimal, I bought pre-sliced mushrooms, so the only thing I had to cut was the beef sirloin. I did have a hard time breaking the lasagna noodles in half, most of them broke into three or four pieces. From start to finish this recipe actually took less than the 25 minutes suggested and was super easy.

The older boy really enjoyed this recipe; he even ate the leftovers out of the fridge the next day. My younger guy picked out all the tomatoes and mushrooms, which is normal for him. I thought this recipe was a quick, delicious way to get dinner on the table during the weekday, when time can be at a minimum. The one suggestion I have is to make sure that you salt the pasta water sufficiently. I undersalted my water and the dish was not salty enough, even after salt was added (undersalted pasta is almost impossible to compensate for in a dish). Overall, this is a dish I would definitely make again, especially if I was strapped for time.

For the recipe go to Beef and Noodle Toss.

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