Boxed pasta? It doesn't count as real unless you mill your own wheat.
Last night I concocted a... thing. I stewed chicken in a crock pot with carrots, onions, and chicken stock. I also added turmeric, cumin, coriander, and a few other random spices. (I meant to add garlic, but forgot.) When it was done, I shredded the chicken.
When it was done, I cooked rice and red lentils and added them to the mix. My goal was to get a sort of stew, but it wound up being less liquidy than I'd planned. I could have fixed that, but it was late and I didn't care enough. I'll do it again, but next time less chicken and more lentils/rice.