Pasta and Bean Skillet

Happy Friday!! Thank you all for the get better wishes. I feel a tad bit better today, but am still battling a sore throat. Plus I didn’t sleep well last night, so that doesn’t help. But tomorrow is another day, so I will hope for the best!

Breakfast this morning was a repeat of yesterday, with a slight change


1C barley, 1 naner, cinnamon, peanut butter topped with wheat germ and flax

But for some reason this bowl didn’t hold me over very long. Enter in snack #1


These are this week’s Find of the Week.  I found them for 3 for $1. Yes, 3 for $1.

I pretty much did a happy dance, then threw the entire shelf into my cart. I kid you not.  Anyway, I snacked on one of these babies along with a mug of tea.

Lunch was leftovers of the pasta and bean skillet meal I made last night, and it was just as tasty!

Pasta and Bean Skillet
adapted from Kraft

  • 1 C salsa
  • 2/3 C whole wheat pasta
  • 3/4 C water
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 C red kidney beans
  • 2 C fresh spinach, diced small
  • 1 (8ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 C shredded cheese

Bring all ingredients EXCEPT cheese to a boil in a large pan. Reduce heat. Simmer 15 minutes or until noodles are cooked. Stir in cheese



I seriously love this meal so much. It’s quick and simple, but packs big flavor. You could totally omit the cheese (which I have, but Ninja prefers the cheesiness) and could probably change the beans as well. Either way, it is tasty, and makes great leftovers!

I snacked on apple just before dinner


It was small, so I pretty much made dinner 30 minutes later. O-well!  Ninja went out with a friend, so I just whipped up something quick for myself


2 eggs, 1/2 C barley, and steamed broccoli

I could eat eggs everyday. I seriously love them! I plan on snacking on one of these for dessert, maybe topped with some banana soft serve? Winking smile


Peach Cobbler Bars

Off to sip on another mug of tea and snuggle in for the night. Happy Friday guys!

What are your usual Friday night plans? Mine typically involve Ninja, Opie, and the TV Smile


  1. says

    3 larabars for A DOLLAR?!? I can’t even buy one without giving the cashier TWO dollars! 😛 You’re so lucky, and I’ve never had carrot cake. Is it good? The banana bread is by far my favorite (though I can never find it).
    Hope your soar throat goes away!!
    My friday night plans (well fridays almost over) but I did not a darn thing. Blog stalked, catched up with the family, and just relaxed!

  2. says

    3 larabars for $1!!?? That is one awesome deal! 😀
    Yum! Thanks for sharing this recipe with looks SOO good!!

    Glad your feeling a bit better! Have a great weekend :)

  3. says

    holy cow. 3 bars for a dollar. Damn I’m impressed and I’m such a thrifty shopper. Where did you find that deal? Get me some of those peach cobbler bars stat. I want em in my belly now. I guess I’ll just have to make them myself.

  4. says

    ok seriously, where did you find those larabars?? amazing! my typical friday night plans include crashing before the clock hits double digits on the hour, because I am so exhausted from the week!

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