With my sudden illness in mind, this is the kind of lazy dish I make. I didn't even have to get out of my pjs but since The Good Husband still needed to be fed, he got this: The Lazy Man (or Good Wife) Pasta.
1 box shaped pasta, any shape will do but I used Penne Regatta
1 lb of ground meat, any kind will do but I used turkey sausage
1 jar of pasta sauce, any kind will do
1 onion, chopped, any kind will do but I used a white onion
1 clove of garlic, minced
2 cups of shredded cheese, any kind will do but I used an Italian blend
1 tablespoon of an herb, any kind will do but I used Italian Seasoning
~Cook pasta according to box, drain.
~While the pasta cooks, brown meat in a large skillet over medium high heat. When the meat is almost cooked through, add the onion and garlic. Cook for a few minutes until the onion and garlic are tender. Turn the heat to high, add the pasta sauce and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer, uncovered until the pasta is cooked.
~Combine the drained pasta with the meat and sauce mixture and one cup of cheese and pour into a baking dish, any kind will do. Top with the remaining cheese and cover with foil.
~Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 5 minutes or until the cheese is browned and the dish is warmed through, or until there is a commercial break from Rock of Love Charm School.
~Serve warm and eat in your pjs, on the couch, watching Brandi C cry for the thousandth time.