Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Pasta with roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Sweet Peppers - Kid Friendly

Something happened last week. I forwarded this article - My Sons, the Sous-Chefs to DH. Sometime in the next couple of days I was standing over the dishwasher complaining yet again about having no energy to cook in the evenings. Don't get me wrong cooking makes me happy but there are days when I would be very happy if there is food already cooked and ready to eat when I reach home.

DH got tired of the cribbing and he whipped up a schedule assigning certain days to himself, certain days to me and a weekend dinner to the DDs. DD has been behind me to let her be the head chef for one day. The article linked in the first paragraph just propelled us to do it.

The schedule went into effect last week and Saturday's dinner was served in style by the DDs. I controlled my interfering self by removing myself from the kitchen and watched some TV. It felt good to be not responsible. The dinner was a grand success and the kids were pleased as punch.

Recipe Source: Washington Post Recipe Finder
Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes and Sweet Peppers
Serves 4 people
1. 1 Red Bell Pepper seeded and diced
2. 1 Pint Grape Tomatoes cut in half
3. 1/2 Red Onions diced
4. 3 Cups Farfalle pasta
5. 1 tbsp pepper powder
6. 1 tbsp olive oil
7. grated Parmesan cheese
8. salt to taste

1. Spread the vegetables (bell pepper, onions and tomatoes) in a baking sheet, spray some oil over it sprinkle with pepper and salt and roast in a 350F oven for 30 minutes or till the tips of the bell pepper start to get brown.
2. In the mean time boil the pasta in salted water with a tsp of olive oil. Drain.
3. Now toss the pasta with olive oil, roasted vegetables, pepper and salt.

Served with Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top and with some garlic knots on the side.


  1. Nice and simple pasta recipe. Looks so good. That's great cooking with the kids....

  2. Wow that is so sweet of them, i can understand when you said you had to restrict yourself to go and help etc... i am like that too if H andS is in the kitchen i can't help myself to go and have a look what they are doing in MY KITCHEN like i tell them. Pasta dish looks super yummy.

  3. Kudos to the DDs- the meal looks wonderful! How old are they? I'm already dreaming of cooking with Lila- mind you, she has not even tasted anything other than mama's milk yet.

  4. Kids all time favorite are pasta. Looks nice

  5. That is such a huge thing. How old is DD1 ? You must be so proud of her. That is one lovely dish they have served up

  6. Looks delicious Indo- hope you had a nice break from kitchen work!

  7. Nupur and Sandeepa, one just turned a teen and the other is 7.

    I was proud of them and a bit astonished as well. I learned something in the process as well - that kids are creative and responsible when given a chance.


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