Monday, November 4, 2013

Tri Colored Pasta

Audrey has been in the kitchen since before she was two years old. That is over four years ago. In the years between the time when Audrey was simply placing salad ingredients in a bowl and today she has learned so much.

She routinely plays a majority role in our dinner preparation. This meal is no different. Audrey likes to watch and wait for the water to boil. That is not a task I enjoy so I have passed it down to the next generation. She loves to gather items to cook or for the table. I am always trying to best focus her efforts so we do not end up with china plates and silver at every meal.She settled for a candle with this dish.

Tri Colored Pasta

  • 2 cups dried Barilla Tri-Color Penne
  • 1 cup pasta sauce, canned or homemade
  • shredded cheese or nutritional yeast for topping
Heat water in a medium pot to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 7-10 minutes until desired bite. Heat sauce in a separate pot or in a bowl in the microwave. Plate pasta and top with sauce. Finish with shredded cheese or a sprinkling of nutritional yeast. Stir and serve.

Tasks for Audrey:
  1. Watch for water to boil
  2. Add pasta and stir
  3. Reduce heat on stove
  4. Stir pasta
  5. Gather and microwave side vegetables
  6. Set the table
  7. Get a candle for ambiance 
Tasks for Mom:
  1. Place water in pot and heat on stove
  2. Drain pasta when done
  3. Toss pasta with sauce and heat in microwave
My rock star, posing.

A candle makes the table setting.

Simple meal, healthy and tasty.


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