Thursday, September 27, 2012


There are times when being frugal means trying something new.  Learning to can, or switching to a metal razor, or learning to make my own laundry detergent.

But much of the frugal life is appreciating what we already have.  In this case, we already had a giant pile o' pasta leftover from our No Hands dinner.  (Nobody's hands or mouths had touched this pasta -- we made a lot more food than we managed to serve to people).  And we had a favorite recipe:  peanut butter pasta.

It's one of the fastest meals we can put together, and it's delicious.  Here it is, again.


In a large pot, heat up

  • a bit of vegetable oil, 
  • a dollop of peanut butter,
  • a splash of soy sauce
  • garlic and/or ginger are optional.
Toss in some leftover vegetables, if you want.
When the mixture has heated up enough that the peanut butter has melted, get out your pot of leftover pasta . . .
 And then stir it into the sauce.
Continue heating and stirring gently, and then serve.  Total preparation time is about 10 minutes.

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