I had to throw together something for a couple of days lunches for work and this is what came out of the cubbard:
Draining the diced tomatoes and the clams.
Unfortunately, I got real busy while making this and I neglected to rinse the clams. There was grit in the finished product.
Sauteing the clams in a little olive oil.
Toss in the habanero tomatoes.
Mixing together with the rotini pasta.
A couple of quick lunches.
I normally like to use the diced tomatoes with “Chiles” in them, but I had a few cans of the habanero tomatoes. It added a lot of “Zing-Pow” to the lunch. I actually feel sorry for anyone that had afternoon meetings with me on those days.
Not to be confused with “Rice-A-Roni” (The San Francisco Treat)
or with “BeefARoni”
Just a few simple items.
All cooked up.
The wife and daughter were out for dinner with my mother and my out-of-town niece, so I was on my own for dinner. We had already planned on having spaghetti so I went ahead with it for my self:
I come from a very non Italian family and I remember when I was a bout 12 years old, I was having dinner at a friends house and when they served the spaghetti, there was a separate dish for the pasta and the sauce !! To me, that was something that was out of the norm !
The sauce was from a jar
The meatballs were frozen in a bag
The Parmesan was pre-shredded.
That’s why it’s a “Quick” dinner !! (Don’t think bad of me)
This was the food count for the day:
|Lean cusine Egg Roll
|3/4 cup rice
|1 cup Yogurt
When I was counting out the calories making dinner, I thought that there was WAY TOO MANY and I decided not to have any toasted garlic bread. But when I totaled it up for the day, I was quite surprised (pleasantly)to see that I was still under 2000 calories for the day !!