Friday, March 11, 2011

Bowtie pasta with Mozarella


The best lessons learned in life are learned the hard way right?  At least by now I know how to pile on healthy vegetables or basically how to tweak them into my kid's favorite snack. Bury them, camouflage them, disguise them. Vegetable spoofing these days, to an extend is just a facile effort.


Omy loves chicken legs.. So, I grate some carrots on it. 
He is a CAR-holic! Cut the veggies and shape them as a car :D
He loves juice, I blend some broccoli along with orange...
Trust me, I have even added grated cauliflowers in his choco chip cookies.
I am not a bad mom, I did rather be called a concerned mom :D
This doesn't happen everyday... Occasionally when I feel he hasn't had the required nutritional quota for a week.. just to make up a little bit for the loss.


Pasta, is the one of the convinient dishes which accomodates most veggies, fuse with them in a harmonious way and visually forms the eminently pleasing meal.



Along with my usual Pasta sauce, I mix in vegetables.. mostly carrots and peas.
  • grated carrots, Peas, grated cauliflower, boiled and grated eggs, broccoli finely chopped.
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup Mozarella cheese
In a large pot of salted boiling water cook the pasta and drain.
Melt butter, blend in flour, keep whisking and make sure there are no lumps.
Slowly whisk in milk, stirring constantly till the sauce turns thick and bubbly
Add cheese and stir until they melt.

Mix in pasta, veggies, sauce and combine well. 


Luckily this time, the bow tie shape kept him interestingly occupied during the meal and so it was a less strenuous effort !








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37 comments:

  1. Delicious bowtie pasta, that is why prince is enjoying it.

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  2. I do ths ..i love pasta wl alfredo sauce..

    Pls collect an award frm my blog

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  3. seriously u r not a bad mom!..i do the same when required!....
    presentation is beautiful...love the pasta flowers
    Smitha

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  4. Nice presentation. I loved the last pic. :)

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  5. OMG,it looks gorgeous and creamy.....

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  6. Looks lovely..delicious pasta and beautiful presentation.

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  7. Superb presentation .... I'm learning some tips from u day by day..

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  8. Beautiful presentation Rachu, no wonder ur prince enjoying it.

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  9. Very cute presentation, it's interesting to know that you include broccoli with orange juice and grated cauliflower in cookies. Nice way to include the veggies in Kid's diet :)

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  10. Wow lovely presentation they look really beautiful.

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  11. wow! thanks for the idea!! great!!

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  12. Delicious pasta... Aaw.. he is enjoying his pasta... love the effort u put into his meal... and love the presentation :)

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  13. Yes it indeed is a super way to make children have their food....

    FunWidFud

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  14. Who says you are a bad mom?? you put so much heart and soul in cooking to make him eat veges....
    Very cute and attractive presentation Rachu

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  15. beautiful presentation Rachu....there's an award galore waiting for you in my space...plz accept it !

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  16. presentation looks cute and lovely...
    nice clicks :)

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  17. lovely clicks and hey ur prince is one lucky guy to have got such an awesome mother !!

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  18. Thanks dear:) this is a really very beautiful dish:)

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  19. Very cute presentation..yummy and delicious pasta..love the effort you put in making his meal.

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  20. Wonderful presentation... Believe me, one day, when your son is grown up, he would read these things and say that you are a wonderful mom... Just love all your efforts to make him eat healthy, yet in a special kids way :-)

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  21. kids and elders all will love it..surely amazing and easy

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  22. Beautiful clicks, Lovely recipe as well:)

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  23. There is a award for you at my blog...pls collect it..

    FunWidFud

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  24. Looks wonderful,lovely clicks so pretty presentations :)

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  25. I am now experimenting with all shapes..I am sure ur doll would have njoyed it ...

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  26. Pasta looks yummy and delicious..

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  27. Looks yummy!!!! wil try this one soon.....
    Resmi Das.

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  28. Your baby is lucky to have a wondeful and caring mom like you, turst me! I loved the way you presented the simple pasta, nice!

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  29. my kid is almost same age as omy,
    and i give him rice,dal and veggies cooked in pressure cooker daily if he gets bored i change the menu to pasta,reading your blog makes me feel so bad about myself that i spoiled my kids food intrest...if i cook something for him and if he simply doesnt like it he just not eat,so at that time having no choice i simply switch on the laptop and play rhymes while i feed him.

    can you please share your kids daily menu with me or can you do a post ,i want to make him eat what we eat like rice and curries ,chapathi and curry,but that is simply not happening right now.

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  30. Sri, Trust me.. I totally understand your situation!
    This blog is all about what I experienced and how I overcame some situations. And don't ever think you spoiled his food interest.. taste palates will accept anything anytime!!! :D I am not boasting here about how my son eats well everyday. some days he would just go on a diet..no food, no milk days! But, Slowly i have learned to digest those facts!!! Kids needs change.. change in color, texture, taste , presentation.. phew!!! only we moms know how stressful that is! I will be starting a new post on omy's menu soon. Hope that will help.

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