okay - color me surprised. I had beef, and and onion and no idea what to do. I took a mac and cheese and used the noodles - had only a can of diced tomato's so I tossed that in instead. It wasn't gourmet, but still! a good meal for the price and ease and it went in the fridge for leftovers too! lots of options if you get creative with your spice cabinet. Not sure what the 1 star reviewer expected for $3.00.