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The Busy Mom's Dinner Photo Blog - Italian Beef and Shells

Friday, November 09, 2012

Italian Beef and Shells

This is a Taste of Home Recipe. I "like" their Simple and Delicious Magazine on Facebook and get great recipe recommendations right on my news feed. The recipe also has the calorie count!

1-3/4 cup Italian Beef and Shells Recipe - 396 cals
1 slice 5 cheese Texas toast - 180 cals

That is way more calories than I usually spend on bread. DH went to the grocery store awhile back (he knows that I don't approve!) and bought the devil bread. It was good though.

Notice the serving size of the pasta for 396 calories!

Was it easy?
Absolutely! I will often brown a big batch of ground beef and freeze it in 1 lb portions. I boiled the noodles and chopped up the veggies in no time.

Was it kid friendly?
Yes! They both gobbled it up. At first Anna didn't want to eat the yellow squash. As soon as she heard the word "squash". But after I told her it was yellow zucchini she ate it :D This is going in our regular rotation.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
OJ_2_OK 11/10/2012 10:58AM

    Shoot, every meat I fed cameron for awhile was "chicken" or "beef". He still rarely can tell the difference. Haha :)

And that looks delicious!!!! I love your dinner blogs!

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    It's all about the semantics. emoticon

I like your idea of browning the beef in advance. I really need to get into some good routines like that!

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LUDGEUBOOHOO 11/9/2012 7:35PM

    this looks so so good...gotta try it soon... emoticon

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