When life gets busy it’s easy to make poor choices. At the end of a long, stressful day, it’s tempting to pull into the nearest drive thru and order something you may regret.  Although pasta is fairly simple, even the small amount of time or energy needed to make a dish can sometimes seem overwhelming. This tip will help when you want a quick GRAB N’ Go lunch or dinner.

Get ready for your week by prepping macaroni for upcoming dinners and lunches. Prepare a bag of macaroni according to the package directions.  Make sure you don’t overcook it as mushy pasta doesn’t store well.


While the macaroni is cooking, coat a cookie sheet with a generous portion of olive oil.


Drain the macaroni and spread it in a thin, even later on the cookie sheet to cool.


When it’s cooling give it a stir now and then to keep it from clumping.  If it starts to stick add a bit more olive oil.

When the macaroni is completely cool, bag it and throw it in the fridge.  Later in the week, heat some up in the microwave for a minute or two and add your favorite sauce or make a cold pasta salad for a GRAB N’ GO lunch.


Give this simple 6 Ingredient Pasta Dish a try!  Super simple–just dish up the pasta you want and add the ingredients.

Display of ingredients for a 6 Ingredient Pasta Salad

6 Ingredient Pasta Salad

6 Ingredient Pasta Salad



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