My Mother-in-Law, when my kids were little was Sicilian. She taught me so many tricks to feed a family of six and sometimes more on a tight budget.
Pasta was the mainstay of almost every meal, but sometimes we had to switch it up.
The kids called it JimBob- after our late Labrador Retriever that lived to be 16. (I know, twisted sense of humor)
One thing that is so awesome about cooking Sicilian, is you can change up the ingredients.
When the kids were little, we used sliced hot dogs for the meat. This version I am using Turkey Sausage.