The boys in my house love pasta. It’s one of the common things I would make when I was single, and it’s becoming a new Friday night tradition, on weeks when both my boys are over. It’s something that’s quick and simple to make, and doesn’t require a lot of prep. It’s also cheap and gives us a ton of leftovers; yet another positive feature in a house of teenage boys.
We keep it very simple, and the following ratios have worked really well:
- 2 boxes penne pasta, cooked and drained
- 2 jars of pasta sauce
- one 3oz container of grated Parmesan cheese
We also sometimes have some chicken warmed up for anyone who wants to add that to their pasta. There might also be garlic bread, depending if we have any around.
So there’s a quick peek into a Friday night at our house.