Thursday, February 10, 2011

wednesday night dinner

last night i made spaghetti for dinner.
i had been hankering for spaghetti for awhile now. generally i steer clear of pasta because it means that i'll have to make a different meal for noah altogether which is just more work than it's usually worth {we've tried to get noah to eat pasta - many, many, times. i blame my lack of perseverance when he was a baby. i think that would have definitely helped. sad. so let this be a lesson to you mom's introducing foods to your baby. if at first you don't succeed - or food ends up all over the floor or in their bib or everywhere but their mouths, TRY TRY AGAIN. Apparently it can take up to 10 tries of a food before a child will like - or at least tolerate - a kind of food. but i digress.} but yesterday i was willing to work out an alternate dinner for him.
on the menu {for me and the judester}:

whole wheat spaghettini 
hearty veggie-filled spaghetti sauce (LOADED with ground beef, green and red peppers, onions, mushrooms, carrots)
finely grated cheddar cheese + parmesan cheese for sprinkling on top

i served up some ground beef with the veggies on a plate for noah with a bit of sprinkled cheese {because it's fun!}.
for jude i just served up a big plate of spaghetti with sauce and i cut it up as small as i could.
jude started shoving handfuls of spaghetti into his mouth until it was all gone. and it was gone FAST. praise the Lord i have a child who loves pasta!
and noah ate up all his ground beef {the one type of meat he will eat - i swear the kid is a vegetarian! unless it's chicken nuggets in which case he gobbles it up. gah.} and veggies.
and i sat down to a delicious and hearty plate of spaghetti.

{and it was so yummy i didn't even bother to take a picture. well, that and i was trying to keep jude's spaghetti mess somewhat contained.}

also: jamie was out so it was just me and the boys. we do pretty well on our own. it's taken awhile to get here {with 2 young kids} and we miss jamie, but we do pretty well if i do say so myself.


  1. mmm spaghetti! Nice Wednesday night meal!

  2. can't believe he still has the pasta aversion! i feel your pain! zoe is still picky when it comes to certain things. she's getting better though, but it's amazing to see Eli down things she never touched at his age. last night he gobbled up chicken and rice and kept asking for more. it took Zoe at least a year to even allow chicken in it's normal forms to touch her mouth! keep plugging away. you are a great mom!


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