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Mother's Day Recipes for Dads!

One way to impress your wife this Mother's day is to whip her up a meal. Here is a collection of surefire recipes and meal ideas that are so easy you can prepare them in your sleep!

One way to impress your wife this Mother's day is to whip her up a meal. Here is a collection of surefire recipes and meal ideas that are so easy you can prepare in a snap!


What you need:
Pasta al Pesto

Serves 4

For Pasta:

Salt

½ Box Pasta

For Sauce

½ bottle ready made pesto sauce

½ cup pine nuts

2 cups grape tomatoes (halved)

½ cup grated parmesan cheese.

What you do:

1) Boil pasta with salt for eight minutes. Drain. 2) Mix pasta with pesto sauce, halved grape tomatoes and pine nuts.

3) Garnish with parmesan cheese and serve.

Pink Sauce Pasta

Serves 4

What you need:

For Pasta:

1 tbsp salt

½ box penne pasta (any brand of your preference)

For Sauce:

½ bottle Barilla Red Sauce (or your preferred brand)

2 Kraft cheese slice

¼ Slab Mozarella Cheese

½ cup milk

½ onion – chopped

1 cup button mushrooms – chopped

1/2 green capsicum - chopped

1 tablespoon olive oil

Garnishing:

Parmesan cheese

Oregano

Red pepper flakes

What you do:

1) Boil Pasta in water for ten mins. Add a dash of salt.

2) In a pan, fry chopped onions and mushrooms in olive oil till golden brown.

3) Add rest of ingredients to the pan. Cook for five minutes.

4) Drain pasta.

5) Pour sauce over cooked pasta.

6) Sprinkle parmesan cheese, oregano and red pepper flakes and serve.

Macaroni and Cheese

Serves 4

What you need:

½ box elbow macaroni

4 tablespoons butter

2 eggs

½ cup milk

1/2 teaspoon tobasco sauce

1 teaspoon salt

Fresh black pepper

3/4 teaspoon dry mustard

½ cup sharp cheddar, shredded

What you do:

1) Boil pasta and salt in a pot. Drain.

2) Melt butter in pot.

3) Whisk together the eggs, milk, Tabasco sauce, salt, pepper, and mustard.

4) Stir into the pasta and add the cheese. Over low heat continue to stir for 3 minutes or until creamy.

5) Serve.

* For a cheesier version, top with an additional 1/2 cup cheddar cheese and broil until cheese is melted

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