You know those nights- you are wiped out, you really don’t want to make dinner yet the thought of leaving for dinner is just too much. Your kids are arguing and of course- they each want something different for dinner. This describes more than a few of our weeknights and frankly- I sometimes regret asking them what they are in the mood for.
I kno0w why I do it- I want to make something that will make them happy, they will eat without complaint and will not go to waste. You would think after 15 years of parenting I would learn my lesson ????
So on this particular night one son wanted plain tacos with no ‘extra stuff’ and my other son wanted pasta. I just wanted dinner on the table- FAST!
I literally made this up as I went and what I came up with was one of the best things I have made in a long time. A few things: don’t add salt to this. Between the Ranch dressing mix and other add-in’s it is salty enough. Als0, I used Creamette rotini pasta for this. I really like the way it turned out and stayed firm throughout the baking process. When boiling be sure to cook until al dente- do not over boil (think mush).
Garnish with what you have or typically like on tacos. I grabbed some leaf lettuce from the garden, some leftover olives and sour cream. You really don’t need anything else!