Enjoy the flavor of a fajita in this One Pan Fajita Pasta dish. Whole wheat noodles mix with lean ground beef, tomatoes, peppers and cheese to make a quick and delicious meal.
Fajita, fajita, fajitaaaaaaa. Pasta, pasta, pastaaaaaaa.
Ok I’m done.
How is your day going? How was your yesterday? Mine was fabtastic. I took Layla to the vet in the morning and then dropped her off at The Dog Stop (doggy day care). I swear I wouldn’t know what I’d do without that place—I wouldn’t get anything accomplished! While she was there, I learned a new Barre Code routine and created a granola bar recipe that I’m hoping to share soon.
I then proceeded to sit on Pinterest for far too long because that’s the story of my life. Only this time I wasn’t browsing food—I was browsing wedding stuff.
The other night I spent time pinning some stuff only to remind myself that my Pinterest account is for my blog, not just my life and that some of my followers might not care to see my indecisiveness when trying to decide on a color scheme. I’m sorry if this is you, but I can’t promise I’m going to stop anytime soon. Why is choosing a color scheme so difficult?!!! Everything revolves around it—bridesmaids dresses, flowers, invitations, etc.—so I think I’ve worked it up in my head to be a pretty important decision. Perhaps THEE biggest decision.
I’m sure I’ve said it before, but I’m pretty indecisive about most things. I think I’m going to be the most indecisive about my color scheme and probably my wedding dress. Not because I’m so picky, but because I like too many things. If having four color schemes was acceptable I think I would do it. I’m NOT going to be indecisive about flowers (I don’t even know any flowers except for roses and carnations….), center pieces (more flowers?), wedding invitations (I’d invite people via text message if it were socially acceptable), or chairs (because chairs are chairs).
Somehow this post turned into wedding talk and I didn’t mean for it to. Please don’t be mad. …but while we’re on the topic…. let’s chat about music. What kind of music do you enjoy listening to at a wedding? This might be the only thing so far that Miguel and I have different opinions about. A DJ? Live band? iPod? (side note: we are not above using an iPod/iPhone to save money). OH! and before you answer, just know that are wedding reception is entirely informal.
I don’t need to decide just yet, but I eventually will after making a pros and cons list because that’s essentially the only way I can make a decision about anything. Ever.
Ok this post just got real long and I haven’t even mentioned this pasta. It’s made in ONE PAN, tastes like a fajita but with comforting pasta. Unlike most of my recipes, it serves A LOT more than just two people, so made it ahead and eat leftovers or feed a large family. So there—thanks for listening to the wedding talk and have a great Wednesday!
One Pan Fajita PastaPrint Pin Rate
- 1 tb whole wheat pasta
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 5 cups water
- 1 green pepper diced
- 1/4 cup yellow onion diced
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes sliced
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 1 can tomato paste
- 1/2 cup shredded cheese
- Optional: 1 avocado
- Place ground beef and olive oil in a large skillet; once beef is cooked and the pink is gone, add pasta and water; cook on medium heat for 5-10 minutes.
- Add diced pepper, onion, cherry tomatoes, canned tomatoes and paste to skillet and stir; place lid over skillet and cook until pasta is soft.
- Add cheese and avocado before serving.
Q: So… wedding music: what kind do you enjoy hearing? What was YOUR color scheme?
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