I'm diabetic (fairly recent diagnosis, can still get myself back on the other side if I really watch my diet and get off my butt a bit more!), so can't eat regular pasta anymore. Don't like whole wheat or veggie pasta (tried both, just...don't like), so I have to buy Dreamfields, which is more expensive. I do eat less of it than I used to eat of regular, so that helps, plus I only fix that for myself, everyone else in the family gets regular pasta that I can always find on sale at the commissary.
We're pretty traditional with it here--mac and cheese, basic noodle dishes like tuna casserole, and of course spaghetti. All frugal dishes the way I make them, no fancy ingredients or anything.
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