Knock! Knock! Who’s There?
Well, my dear readers, this is not a Knock Knock joke. This is the kind of “Knock Knock” that comes to your door that you can not refuse answering…… or at least, I choose not to refuse.
Actually, the knock didn’t come directly to my door, but through the many miles of internet…. all the way from the Midwest!
It was from my grandson and he was selling “pasta” to raise money for his baseball team to buy uniforms, equipment and so on. The name of his team is….The Sluggers!
You know, I would never turn down an opportunity to assist with any sport fund and if the seller happens to be my grandson….well, you can consider it is a done deal!
I can remember ordering girl scout cookies in much the same way….and magazine subscriptions. It is always for a good cause.
So I did what any loving grandmother would do….I ordered 3 bags of pasta and now I am going to show you how easy it was to make this hearty soup.
I am calling this soup…Trev Man’s Chili Mac.
The pasta and a spice bag were in the cellophane package, but I had to provide the ground beef, onion, large can of diced tomatoes, 2 cans of Ranch Style Beans, and any other bean you might like. You can jazz it up any way you like.
If you don’t happen to have a grandson selling these pasta bags….you can still make this Chili Mac. All you need is a few spices, pasta, ground beef, onions, tomatoes and chili beans….and you are in business.
The spices are simple…..add 1 tablespoon chili powder, 1 tablespoon of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of cumin, and 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika and add it to the browned ground beef and onion. Add the tomatoes and beans and pasta and you have Chili Mac.
Now how easy is that?
Add a loaf of french bread or a salad and dinner is served.
The other bags of pasta are destined for a macaroni salad and a pasta salad with a raspberry vinaigrette. I don’t know if you can tell in the pic, but the pasta shapes on those packages are various sea shells……pretty cool for Florida! Yummy!
Have you, my dear readers, bought candy bars or pasta or greeting cards or anything at all to help out your children, grand children or neighbor-hood kids as a fund raiser?
I would like to hear about your experiences.
And thank you Trev Man! The Chili Mac was delicious!
Your GG ate way too much, but it was soooo good.
Have a great day.