Cupid Spreading the Love (and I do all the work!)
Posted February 14, 2012on:
Happy Valentine’s Day! It was a very long night in the kitchen last night for me. I decided to make a special dinner for the family…which the kids hated and wouldn’t eat. Sound familiar? I wanted to make red pasta for them. I bought a bunch of beets at the local market. I washed, peeled and grated them. Then I cooked them in a small amount of coconut oil and minced garlic. I added them to cooked pasta with some of the pasta water & stirred until the color bled into all the pasta. I left the shredded beets in the pasta. Next time for the kids, I’ll probably remove them & eat separately. I also made a cream sauce with coconut milk, Daiya “cheese” and garlic that was easy & tasty.
I also made purple cauliflower sauteed and carmelized which the kids also didn’t like. At least my husband and I liked it and the kids did try it!
The next project was rice krispie treats for Miss G’s class.
And last and certainly not least were the lunches. My husband even got a special lunch today in his new Easy Lunch Box container. A spinach salad with cherry tomatoes and cucumbers. Raspberries and heart shaped strawberries are in the top right and the bottom right was the leftover beet pasta with garlic.
Little G had to have Cupid explained to her. It is sort of funny to tell her why a fat baby shoots arrows at people. She thought it was silly. Cupid is on whole grain bread with Biscoff spread (thanks Keeley McGuire Blog for the tip) and jam. I used the leftover beet pasta for the hair even though she won’t eat it. Above is a heart container with a tiny bit of dip in it for the carrots. The bow is made of fruit leather and the pick is the arrow. On the top right are picks of raspberries and a strawberry. On the bottom right at the bottom are mini carrots, a heart shaped plum, kissing strawberry birds, a strawberry heart and a heart shaped mango in her Easy Lunch Box.
Little A had her mini version of cupid. She barely ever gets picks. She just turned 2 so very often I find objects in her mouth just for fun. Cupid has a bow and no hair on her version with a fruit leather bow and carrot arrow. Above in her LunchBots container are strawberries, a plum and a mango heart. Both girls have ice water with their lunches.