Hope there are still people in this community. I don't really want to post this question in the cooking forum, figured this would be better. I actually have 2 questions. One, is I have a recipe which calls for a half pound of elbow macaroni, but I have rotini. Can I use that instead? And if so, I have a one pound package and I only need half pound and I'm not sure who to measure it out. Second, it says to cook the pasta to "al dente". Just to refresh my memory, can someone explain what that means? Thanks in advance for the help. later. :)
What's your favorite "easy" dinner time meal?
My boyfriend and I are never home together at dinnertime so I don't often make extravagant meals. Eating alone has kind of led me to errr.... cereal for dinner every night. Hah. It's just the two of us and we're on a semi-tight student grocery budget. :\ ($100/week or so.)
I'm looking for some tasty meals I can whip up quickly, that will still taste good when reheated or stuck in the fridge for a day. (A lot of times the bf will just get a sub for dinner at work, and will take my suppers for his lunch the next day!)
There are a few rules. No fish or any kind of seafood. Also, my boyfriend is not a huge fan of cooked vegetables. He will eat them in soup or something, but he doesn't like a heap of veggies as a side dish or anything like that (loves potatoes though!) He doesn't mind veggies cold or in a salad. He's also not into beans! (Yes, I have a picky raised-on-meat-and-potatoes boyfriend. ;)) I - will eat pretty much anything.
I do have access to a stove/oven, microwave, and crock pot!
Thanks a lot!