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Easy weeknight dinner

March 21, 2016

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Do you have a specific day that drive you insane?!?  That one day in the week that is so busy you have to prep yourself the night before for all that is coming.  STOUFFER'S Mac & Cheese with Mini Meatloaves easy weeknight dinner by Simplistically Sassy

You know you’ve got to get dinner on the table at some point, and you don’t have a lot of time to make something, but you still want your family to eat a good meal.

You guys, Wednesday are my CRAZY day.  My husband is going to grad school right now, and he leave for work at 7:30 AM and is back at 11:00 PM.  That’s a REALLY long day with 6 kids.  Plus my kids have early out day that day, and it’s our church activity night for my 2 oldest, and I have church meetings every other Wednesday evening after my kids are in bed – so I feel obligated to clean my house.  It’s a little stressful, and sometimes dinner is lacking in a MAJOR way.STOUFFER'S Mac & Cheese with Mini Meatloaves easy weeknight dinner by Simplistically Sassy

While I was doing my regular shopping at Walmart I decided to grab some STOUFFER’S® Mac & Cheese (LOVED seeing that it has no preservatives and REAL cheddar!).  With 8 people (well, 7 on Wednesday nights), I had to get the family size.  We love STOUFFER’S® but hadn’t tried the Mac & Cheese before.  I knew I wanted to combine it with my sister-in-laws incredibly easy Mini Meatloaves.STOUFFER'S Mac & Cheese with Mini Meatloaves easy weeknight dinner by Simplistically Sassy

Next time you’re having a crazy night run to Walmart (I know you’ve got one close by), and pick up some STOUFFER’S® Mac & Cheese (this is a great deal to buy two family size or bigger 28 oz., earn $2.00), one pound ground beef, and dry stuffing mix, and you’ll be set for a crazy easy dinner!STOUFFER'S Mac & Cheese with Mini Meatloaves easy weeknight dinner by Simplistically Sassy

Mini Meatloaf
Serves 7
Easy weeknight dinner, and perfect for little hands, and little mouths. Pair with STOUFFER'S Mac & Cheese.
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 lb Ground Beef
  2. 1 bag dried stuffing mix
  3. 1 cup water
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray muffin tin with cooking spray.
  3. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl until combined completely.
  4. Divide evenly into sprayed muffin tin.
  5. Cook for 20-25 minutes or until crisp and cooked through.
  6. Serve with desired toppings.
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I love that this is made with love just like you’d make it.  My kids gobbled this right up (in fact my youngest was asking to eat while I was taking pictures.).STOUFFER'S Mac & Cheese with Mini Meatloaves easy weeknight dinner by Simplistically Sassy

Dinner time is one of the most important times of the day our house.  It’s so nice to gather around the goodness of STOUFFER’S® – I always know we’re in a win win situation with STOUFFER’S®.STOUFFER'S Mac & Cheese with Mini Meatloaves easy weeknight dinner by Simplistically Sassy

Take your busiest weeknight this week, and enjoy a simple weeknight meal with STOUFFER’S®!

Veggie Baked Shells & Cheese

February 19, 2014

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Veggie Baked Shells & Cheese by Simplistically Sassy

The other day I ventured out with my 3 littles.  We were on the hunt for some Kraft Shells & Cheese (their dad’s FAVORITE food ever.  Seriously.).  They were being such champs while we wandered all around Walmart to gather some other items we needed, and then headed over to the pasta section where we found this:
Shells and Cheese by Simplistically Sassy

I was excited to find Walmart carried a Family Size available since that’s what we need in these parts.  There is of course, the regular size as well.

Anyways, we went on our merry way and when we got home, I got these beauties all chopped up.
Veggie Bake by Simplistically Sassy

Grabbed my awesome box of Kraft Shells & Cheese and some little ramekin cups to make a Veggie Baked Shells & Cheese.
Veggie Baked Shells & Cheese by Simplistically Sassy

This is where is gets super easy … are you ready?  Make the Shells & Cheese as directed on the box.
Veggie Baked Shells & Cheese by Simplistically Sassy

Next, you’ll want to scoop about 1/2 cup into the ramekins, and then I put some of the chopped veggies on top.  Then I stirred them in all together.  We add more Shells & Cheese as needed to fill it.  We probably could have done a bit more.
Veggie Baked Shells & Cheese by Simplistically Sassy

Next, we just put about 2 tsp of bread crumbs on top of the veggie baked Shells & Cheese.  You could premix some bread crumbs with some melted butter if you wanted.  We just left them, and it was great.
Veggie Baked Shells & Cheese by Simplistically Sassy

Put them in the oven on Broil for about 3 minutes.  Once they’ve crisped up just a bit, take them out and they’re ready to serve.  These are a perfect little comfort food side dish.  You could easily make it more a meal and add chicken or even ground meat into the mixture.  It’d be great served in a casserole dish as well.
Veggie Baked Shells & Cheese by Simplistically Sassy

As a side note, you could cook the veggies a bit first, if you prefer them tender.  I love feeling like I’m #CookinComfort Food.  🙂  Super good.  Always fun to find new ways to spruce up the regular meal and make it more balanced. Thanks #CollectiveBias for the opportunity to think out of the box (literally).

Veggie Baked Shells & Cheese by Simplistically Sassy