Always have an adult helping you in the kitchen.
Everyone ought to know how to put this one together even if someone else shares the work with you you'll have a family meal in no time.
...it's as easy as 1, 2, 3 & has very few things to do in order to make a cheap tasty meal when you are in a rush.
Mum nipped into Morrisons after work & managed to pick up some chilled pasta sauces cheaply in the reduced area (we hate waste, & pasta sauces are usually fine to freeze so don't worry about best before dates) .
She picked up 4 tubs for the price of one, & some garlic balls.
She grabbed some good quality juicy "Paddington" sausages from our fab butchers & we bunged them in the oven to bake off (180 centigrade, pre-heated oven for around 25 minutes or until nicely browned) whilst we sorted the rest out. (one or 2 good sausages per person ).
1. boil up a BIG pan of pasta (your favourite or whatever is to hand)
2.Drain in a colander (metal sieve) & spoon the hot pasta into a shallow enamel / pyrex dish.
3.Pour the pasta sauce on top*
*SOME people (& chefs) like to ad a good handful of squashed up crsips on top at this point, as they bake off & add some nice crunchy texture).
4. Add some grated cheese or mozzarella (whatever is in the fridge).
5. Stick it in the oven until it starts to crisp off a bit! (about 20 minutes)
6. just over half way through, we popped the garlic balls (garlic bread is nice as an option) ..they only need about 8-12 minutes in the oven (which is already hot as you started the Sausages off (baking).
When ready, get an adult to help you remove the hot food from the oven & plate it up for your family to enjoy, if you need more cheese grate some, BUT the sauce will have worked it's way through the pasta coating most of it & adding flavour.
serve with some fresh baby tomatoes as a side dish for everyone to grab from.
(i'm taking the leftovers in & eating it cold today for my lunch).