Friday, October 12, 2012

Kroger Cart Busting Sale: Preparing for Cooler Weather


I live in Texas. Up until last week, we have been having 90 degree weather. All of my summer clothes have been out and I've been happily (mostly) wearing my flip flops enjoying the last bits of summer. In reality, I knew Autumn would roll in fast. That's how it happens here. One day, it's nice and warm, and by that evening, the wind has blown in the cooler weather, the leaves change color and fall in a matter of days, and next thing I know I'm surrounded by hoodies, closed toe shoes, scarves, and colored tights. It's exciting and fun! 

The only drawback for the cooler weather...sickness! The changing of the seasons always forces some kind of cold. For us, we've already had bouts of sinus infection and yes, even bronchitis for the Sugarbaby. Yikes! To prepare, we stock up on plenty of Hunt's Tomato Paste for fideo and Vick's, especially their Dayquil to help us adults get through the day! 

Wanna make your own fideo? Well, here's how we do it!

Fideo (fee-day-oh)--goodness for the soul
1 package of angel hair pasta nest
1 onion diced
3 cloves garlic
1 can Hunt's Tomato Paste
2-4 cups water
1 tablespoon whole cumin seeds
1/2 tsp of cumin (I love cumin!!!)
Pinch of salt
Oil

Fry up your angel hair pasta nests in a bit of oil just to get them brown. If you have plenty of time and want to turn on your oven, then lightly coat the nests in the oil, place on parchment paper, and bake at 300 for about 10 minutes (just until it is brown)

On medium-high heat, in the oil, fry up your onion and garlic. Once brown, add your cumin and stir until coated with oil. Next, add your pasta and immediately add the tomato paste and the water. (You might need to add a bit more water. Use enough to cover the pasta. We tend to add more to ours because we like it soupy.) Go ahead and sprinkle a bit more salt and add the remaining cumin. Stir and bring to a boil. 

Lower heat and cover. Letting it simmer until your pasta is al dente and ready to eat. Enjoy!

For added flavor, you can add some demi glace and saffron if you have it on hand. (Don't we all have such things on hand? Right??<---stole that idea from Chef Primo) If we are wanting extra spicy, I will add a tablespoon of red pepper flakes or dice up a bit of serrano to add to it. 

YUM!

This post is sponsored by the Kroger Cart Busting Sale going on from October 7th to October 20th! Visit this site each day for different savings (shown below). Download a digital coupon for a different product each day straight to your shopper card at the Cart Buster site for great deals on your favorite products at the Kroger Co. Family of Stores! 

Participating Stores include: 
  • Kroger
  • City Market
  • Dillons
  • Food 4 Less
  • Food 4 Less Fremont
  • Fryís
  • Gerbes
  • Jay C
  • King Soopers
  • Owenís
  • Pay Less
  • QFC
  • Bakerís
  • Fred Meyer
  • Ralphs
Download a digital coupon for a different product each day straight to your shopper card at the Cart Buster site for great deals on your favorite products at the Kroger Co. Family of Stores!

****I was selected for participation in this campaign as a member of Clever Girls Collective.****

1 comment:

Bergen commercial refrigeration services said...

Hunt's Tomato Paste is always superior quality, with a great tomato flavor. We love it for making "instant" pizzas, mixing dried oregano, basil, and garlic with the paste plus a couple of tablespoons of e.v.o.o., spreading on a bagel half, and topping with bell peppers, onion, cheese, olive, mushroom . . . yummy!

Regards,
Victoria

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