Ok, so there wasn't enough money to eat out or have a favorite type of pizza delivered. The last time that happened, someone ordered gluten free crust instead of hand tossed, which made it taste like a Tombstone or DiGorno pizza off the shelf at the local supermarket. At any rate, it might've been fun using two different shredded cheeses.
If Jesus fed 5000 with five loaves of bread and two fish, then dinner wasn't impossible with limited resources from the fridge or pantry.
Matthew 14:13-21 (NIV) said:
Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand
13 When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Hearing of this, the crowds followed him on foot from the towns. 14 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.
15 As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.”
16 Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.”
17 “We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered.
18 “Bring them here to me,” he said. 19 And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. 20 They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. 21 The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children.
- One and one-third cup of a favorite pasta cooked, and drained (Skinners Trio Italiano was recommended)
- One can of diced tomatoes or jarred pasta sauce
- One can of Tyson chicken, drained
- One and one-third cup of shredded Mozzarella cheese (shredded Pepper Jack was used to add zing)
- a sprinkle of parmesian cheese, enough to coat the sauce on the bottom of the pan
- Boil pasta in one and two thirds water, drain
- drain and add the canned chicken, mix well
- In a sprayed loaf pan put enough sauce to cover the bottom
- Sprinkle parmesian cheese on top of sauce
- Add shredded cheese on that, cover the sauce and sprinkled cheese
- Add the pasta and chicken
- Place remaining sauce and shredded cheese on top
- Bake in 375 degree oven untill cheese melted and top bubbled about 10-20 minutes
- Allow to cool before serving. Served 4
Using two different cheeses worried me. There was very little shredded mozzarella cheese so shredded peper jack was used. My sister asked me whether my creativity was used on others. Since some of my friends had sensitive stomachs and delicate systems, creativity was limited to who could've tolerated the Pepper Jack zing. Most of the time, regular products were used.
Matthew 17:19-21 (KJV) said:
19 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?
20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
21 Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.
My mistake was using two cups of pasta. Thankfully, it did not increase serving size.The sauce seeped through and gave the dish the taste desired by me. There was plenty in case one wanted to freeze one or two servings. My mother introduced me to her pasta dish using the pasta in this dish last week. My sister said the only thing missing was the cheese, which was added in my version.