I’ve been going through my freezer trying to use up the odds and ends and ran into half a pound of ground beef cooked with peppers and onions. I thought it would go well in a pasta sauce so quickly cooked up some marinara (from canned tomatoes) and added the meat to simmer for a bit. I decided to make some baked ziti because I think the leftovers are better than just pasta somehow and I also had some ricotta that needed using up.
This went into a 9×9 pan. I’m still figuring out how to cut recipes down even further in size! But I’ll freeze much of the leftovers in a single portions and my girls can take them back to school.