Learning to cook … one kid at a time

Pasta with Roasted Veggies March 13, 2011

Filed under: "Fast Food",Things that make me smile — gastromami @ 6:31 pm


We are on a serious pasta kick.

Although my sweet tooth has me leaning toward a girl …

I also ate pasta and veggies my entire 3rd trimester with Ren.

So, who knows?


A box of pasta

beans or shrimp


* these ingredients save dinner at least twice a week *


But, on this day:

We were having such. a. great. day!

It was one of those days that just ran like clockwork …

we were getting along, the house wasn’t a complete disaster zone, we both got good naps in, etc. etc.

It was going so well that making dinner, when I would rather be doing puzzles,

seemed like such a chore.

So, instead of spending my time cooking,

I grabbed some vegetables:



1/2 red onion (leftover from a salad)

1/2 crown of broccoli

1/2 pint of cherry tomatoes

1/2 bunch asparagus

1 red bell pepper


Doused the with olive oil

Herbs (basil, oregano, salt, pepper)



And threw in the oven

until they looked like this:



While the vegetables were roasting I boiled some water,

cooked some pasta,

and threw in a can of chickpeas for the last 2 minutes



Drain the pasta

Mix in the veggies




Ren approved!


In fact,

Ren ate all that pasta,

Asked for seconds:



Ate all of that!

and then asked for ice cream!

(and, who can ignore an ice cream request after eating such a good meal!?)







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