My daughter had her RAD ballet exam yesterday afternoon (more about that in a future post), so I wanted to prepare our supper early, to be ready when we got home. I decided to do Tandy’s foodie challenge for this week, so that I could have my sauce ready and only have to boil the pasta before we ate.

Here’s her challenge:

Make a pasta dish using 5 ingredients. These 5 ingredients do not include the pasta, olive oil or seasoning but you have to use 5!

I used:

1 Onion
115g Tomato paste
500g Lean minced beef
½ tsp minced Chilli
Lots of Parmesan cheese

My seasoning was salt, pepper and dried oregano.

The farfalle pasta took 20 minutes to cook and, while not a frightfully exciting meal, it was comforting after a rather stressful day.

As was the well-deserved glass of Merlot!


31 Comments Add yours

  1. halfp1nt says:

    There’s something about pasta with mince that is rather comforting.
    Morning, Cin 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      Sometimes the old ‘simples’ are just the ticket. Have a super day, Shorty 🙂

  2. adeeyoyo says:

    Morning *yawns*…Cindy… I love pasta, mince and LOTS of cheese, nice and filling and warming too – well it is pretty cool here this morning and you have made me aware that my tum is crying out for food! Have a great day!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Indulged in a warming bowl of leftovers for brekkie 🙂
      Enjoy the sunshiney Spring Day, adee.

  3. slpmartin says:

    Afraid that pasta before bed may not be a good idea…but may give it a try tomorrow after the sun comes up here…have a great day Cindy…for me it’s bedtime. 😉

    1. theonlycin says:

      I wish you the sweetest dreams 🙂

  4. gospelwriter says:

    Haven’t had pasta ‘n minced beef for too, too long – yours looks yummy!

    1. theonlycin says:

      It sure was hearty 🙂

  5. buttercup600 says:

    Had such a busy day too and might just do this….I am starving every single time I come here Cindy…looks very yummy and hope OB’s feeling so much better?…many hugs to you both xxx

    1. theonlycin says:

      I took her to the docttor after the exam yesterday, he’s put her on an adult-strength antibiotic, so she should start to get better. Will pass on the hug, thanks 🙂 xxx

  6. Supagran says:

    I bet it was delicious.

    1. theonlycin says:

      It was actually supa-dupa 😀

    1. theonlycin says:

      Lekker-schmekker *grin*

  7. Tandy says:

    hope the exam was a success, and the merlot helped ease the stress of the day.

    1. theonlycin says:

      She’s happy with how the exam went, thanks Tandy.

    1. theonlycin says:

      You’re already taken! 😉

  8. Tummy rumbling time again. I must learn to check your site after dinner, not before…..

      1. I happened on your blog after checking out what souldipper has been up to. What a find! Synchronicity at it’s best! I just sent off an e to a friend getting her help with T shirts for a breast cancer survivor walk… white tees tie dyed a pale pink/coral with gold painted angel wings perhaps with some pretty white feathers! Also planning out the menu for a small gathering of close friends… a vegetarian pasta dish is what I will make and “roasted” bread. A Rachael Ray offering. A 5 item pasta? I would choose fresh tomatoes, olives, artichokes, feta and lots of garlic! You are a writer (lots of beautiful and thoughtful words) and I am an artist (lots of beautiful and thoughtful art!). Perhaps you would enjoy my blog also! Glad to have found you Cin from Diane

      2. theonlycin says:

        Thanks for the visit Diane, will pop over and see you.

  9. nrhatch says:

    My great aunt used to serve mince over smashed boiled potatoes.
    Or in Shepherd’s Pie with carrots and peas, covered with mashed tatties.

    Always a favorite comfort food in my pre-vegetarian days. ; )

    1. theonlycin says:

      Simple is often best 🙂

  10. Jamie Dedes says:

    With a little salad, good cheese, good company … just fine … a light, old-fashioned marinara … Love it! 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      The farfalle are such photogenic little things, aren’t they?

  11. lifeinarecipe says:

    Yummm! That looks so good! It’s 11 PM here now and I think I will have to go in search of a snack after reading this post, of course, nothing I have in the cupboard will taste anywhere near as good as I am imagining this pasta dish did! 😉

    1. theonlycin says:

      *smile* sweet dreams Cindy 🙂

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