In times of those empty cupboards this is a great site to assist you in creating a meal out of the ingredients you have on hand by telling them what food items you have on hand it will then give you suggested recipes to create for meals. Simple and yummy ones.
Here is one of the many choices of recipes it gave me after I typed in a few pantry items I had on hand:
ITALIAN PASTA BAKE
Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
2 cups Mozzarella cheese –
3/4 cup (divided) grated Parmesan cheese
1 jar (28 to 30 ounce) spaghetti sauce
4 cups penne pasta
1 lbs. sausage (Italian)
CookingDirections: Brown meat in large skillet, drain.Stir in pasta, spaghettisauce, and 1/2 cup of the Parmesan Cheese. Spoon into 13×9 inch bakingdish top with mozzarella and remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan. Bake at 375for 20 minutes.