Ovation: Granny’s Goulash & Boil-In-Bag Pasta Could Change Your Life.
I come from a long line of pasta lovers. I had grandparents who were young children during the Great Depression and, consequently, had learned to stretch a food budget to a maximum. Although my family is not of Italian descent, pasta has always been an economical means to prepare a filling meal on a tight budget.
One particular dish that I remember quite fondly was my grandmother’s “goulash”. I thought it was the most wonderful and fantastic meal that anyone had ever created. It was consistently fantastic each time that she made it and I would eat and eat until I couldn’t swallow another mouthful. While my other grandmother would prepare fabulous Sunday meals of roast beef and mashed potatoes, I remember Granny’s Goulash just as fondly.
(I just closed my eyes and could almost taste it again.)
I thought my grandmother was the pasta equivalent of Julia Child. When I was finally old enough to ask for her recipe so that I might try to make it on my own, I was flabbergasted to learn that she wasn’t the kitchen genius that I had worshipped throughout my childhood.
While I had always thought it was the most superb delicacy imaginable, the recipe was actually quite simple.
1 pound ground beef, browned
1 can stewed tomatoes
cooked elbow macaroni
Mix all ingredients and serve warm
I don’t cook pasta as often as I used to. Water in my pots and pans seems to take forever to come to a boil, they don’t fit in my dishwasher and I always end up losing a portion of noodles down the drain. Recently, however, I discovered Ronzoni’s Pasta Portions! The boil-in-bag noodles are fool-proof and I can prepare them in a fraction of the time that it takes to cook pasta. It’s an enriched macaroni product that requires no strainer and is never sticky. It can also be prepared in the microwave! I’ve been cooking rice like this for years and never wondered why a similar pasta product wasn’t available.
Have YOU ever been this excited about pasta?! I didn’t think so.
I understand that this product has been around for a while, and I’m probably way behind the pack of pasta-loving front-runners, but now that I’ve found it I want more goulash!
Have you tried it?
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