I have watched some of the Food Network hosts make this, even from scratch. Would I like my own pasta maker? Perhaps. Yesterday I got a text: Could we have some pasta with meat sauce and bread and salad please. So I set out to Whole Foods, the store I love the most, and picked up some papperdelle for the first time ever.
I grabbed a 99 cent baguette, some Newmans Own tomato sauce, and headed home. I considered some ground bison, but it's around $8 per pound. Out of my budget at the moment! I also considered ground turkey, but I decided to go with a little iron. I knew we had some ground beef at home, and hey I was keeping the meal at around $12! For a family of 4, that's an averagre of $3 per person.
See, you can eat a quick, easy, cheap meal without driving through Burger King. Following package directions of this deliciously thin pasta, it's done in 7 minutes.
So Jereme browned the ground beef, drained it, and added the sauce. Sasha just wanted noodles with butter and cheese. The rest of us had this: (I garnished with a little parsley that's growing in our planters outside. Neighbors, help yourselves. There's also rosemary in the back!)