Sunday, February 5, 2017

What the Girls Ate: January 30 - February 3, 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017

Lauren's Snack:
Two things she loves - dogs and dragonfruit
  • Ham & Cheese Dog Shaped Sandwich on Dave's Killer Bread
  • Dragonfruit Sticks

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Lauren's Snack:
  • Heart Cucumbers
  • Heart Dragonfruit 
  • ABC Pasta with a Beefy Tomato Sauce

Friday, February 3, 2017

Lauren's Snack (top):
  • Turkey and Cheese Pinwheels
  • Heart Apples

Olivia's Snack (bottom):
  • Wowbutter and Honey Heart Sandwiches on Dave's Killer Bread
  • Yogurt and Blueberries 
  • Mozzarella (or Monsterella, as Olivia calls it) Cheesestring

ABC Pasta with Beefy Tomato Sauce:
I found this recipe on the back of a Catelli Alphabets Pasta box. I adapted the recipe slightly and Lauren loved it!
I portioned the leftovers into lunch/snack size servings and froze them. 

1 pkg Catelli Alphabets
1 tsp olive oil
1/2  lb extra lean ground beef
1 finely chopped onion
2 minced garlic cloves
1 tbsp dried Italian seasoning or 1/2 tbsp oregano and 1/2 tbsp basil 
1 can (28 oz/796 mL) crushed tomatoes
2 tbsp ketchup
1/3- 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese - the recipe called for 3/4 cup, but I started with less and added more to taste

Cook alphabets according to package directions. 
Meanwhile, heat oil in a large, deep skillet set over medium heat. 
Add beef, onion, garlic and Italian seasoning; cook, crumbling up the beef with a spoon until browned. 
Add tomatoes and ketchup; simmer for 5 minutes. 
Stir in alphabets and Parmesan cheese. 
Season with salt and pepper to taste.

*Freeze 1 cup portions to have on hand for a speedy heat-and-serve lunch.

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