One thing she hasn't lost her passion for is anything pasta, but especially spaghetti, the messier the better. Truly, is there any more pleasing compliment to a cook than wearing the meal over such a smile?
EASY-PEESY TOOT-PLEASING SPAGHETTI
1lb ground beef
1 small onion, finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
1 teas. minced garlic
1 jar favorite tomato pasta sauce
Dried basil, oregano, salt/pepper to taste
Parmesan cheese to taste
Spaghetti noodles, cooked and drained
In a medium large pot, brown ground beef with onions and garlic until beef is no longer pink and onions/garlic are soft. Drain grease from beef and return to pot. Add tomato sauce. Add water to jar (approximately 1/3 cup), replace cap and shake to mix; add to pot and stir well. Add additional dried basil, oregano, salt and pepper to taste. (Or no extra if you're happy with the flavor of the sauce). While sauce simmers and thickens (about 15-20 mins), cook spaghetti per package directions and drain. Add spaghetti to sauce and stir to combine. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and stir briefly to melt cheese. Let cool slightly for tiny mouths and serve - no fork needed! (We usually plan spaghetti night on bath night.)
What does your toddler love best?