Mind you, I hid the excitement and acted like it was no big deal, in the hopes that she would just START EATING NORMALLY OMG if I didn’t make a song and dance about it. Some dinners fare better than others, some barely get touched. When this spaghetti first was served the night before, she didn’t even eat one strand. Reappearing at lunch the next day, there was little prompting and more eating than I thought there would be.
While I don’t stress about her typical toddler eating habits, it is just so much nicer when the repertoire is expanded and something approximating an adult dish is finally accepted. We’ve even had success with plain vegetables lately and I’m thrilled – but more about that later! This one will eat whatever. Just not very much of it! But she looks awfully cute doing so.
By all means use store-bought pasta if you want/need/like, (I can’t be sure if it was the extra-soft texture of the homemade version that enticed Biggie to eat it) but this is a very light wholemeal spaghetti that I really enjoyed, and it was easy to make. It did feel awfully dry when it went through the machine, but a careful hand ensured it came out more or less in one piece! Also feel free to throw in more veggies to the sauce, I just used what I had on hand and that wouldn’t change the overall colour.
(NB – this makes A LOT of pasta, so you can halve it if just for the kids, or freeze. Or have some for your own dinner!)