Saturday, June 4, 2011

Wagon Wheel Alfredo

For dinner last night I made pasta with alfredo sauce (I used the Vegan Yum Yum recipe). I added sauteed zucchini, summer squash, mushrooms, and spinach. Jackson helped me make the sauce in the food processor. It was one of the nicer cooking experiences we have had lately. I took my time chopping the veggies and making sure everything was just right. Sometimes when the kids are fussy or wild, I just want to get done...or go out to eat.

 The wagon wheel pasta really adds that extra touch of sophistication, no? 

I've heard that when kids help make dinner, they are more likely to eat it...but Jackson was still not too keen on the veggies. He nibbled on some pasta pieces and said he was all done. He's going through a phase. Not picky exactly, distracted is more like it. He wants to eat a couple bites and go back to playing. 

I am going to do a little thrift store shopping this morning -- I am hoping to find some picture frames that I can spray paint. What are you doing this weekend? Hope you have a good one.


  1. The alfredo sounds great, I love loading up any mac with as many veggies as I can!

  2. Eames is going through the same thing right now. He's always eaten everything andnow all he wants is bread products. ALL. THE. TIME. I just keep telling myself that he's two and it's a phase, but I'm so frustrated.