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Thursday, 13 October 2011

The one with.. la pasta e le salse (pasta and sauces) for my bebe :)

Ok first thing first tajuk entry kali ni adalah atas ihsan ms. Google.. heh.

:)

So.. berdasarkan permintaan ramai (ewahhhh ramai la sangat kannnn :P), today I would like to share with you the recipes I refer to whenever I prepare pasta dish for Khayr. Like I've been emphasizing time and again, I'm not a good cook. So benda2 simple pun I have to refer back to the recipe. Tak kira la dah berapa kali masak pun, mesti nak kene refer balik, just to be on the safe side. Hehe! And things made real easy with iphone, I'll just print screen the recipes (if its from online) / capture it (if its from a book or mag) and create one folder for all the recipes I've gathered. So pagi2 nak masak tuh, walla! flip through je the phone for which recipe yang I want to refer to.. :)

So the 2 types of pasta dishes I normally prepare for Khayr are - the one with the cream sauce, and recently, the aglio olio.

Nyammmsss mamma mia ~* :)

For the cream sauce, I based on the one featured in Wardina's book - Mama, Saya Lapar:

And for the Aglio Olio, thanks to my friend Lynn :) :

Of course I twist it a bit here and there according to the types of ingredients I have, and also for additional flavour. And have to be sure it suits with Khayr's appetite, preference and conditions yang tak cukup gigi tuh.. Hehehe... Like for the cream pasta, I normally put chicken chunks to go with it.. (and if you notice dalam buku tu cakap letak biskut kering kan.. well for me, I didn't follow that part.. :p)

And for the Aglio Olio, instead of basil leaves, I put Oregano.. And I don't put chilli flake, takut Khayr tak tahan pedas.. Capsicums pun I just put a little bit of them for flavourings...

For the pasta, I normally used the Heinz baby pasta: 
(image source: Google)

But kadang2 baby pasta ni susah nak cari. So I'll just use the small macaroni type, or angel hair, or fussili (yang spiral2 tu).. I think there are lots of other types yang available on the rack at the main supermarket chains. Yang alphabetical punye ada.. Yang have different colours pun ada.. So just choose yang ala2 small type, then that will do. Macam angel hair tu, before boil the pasta, I'll be sure to patah kan siap2 to a shorter length, senang nanti bila nak suap kan kat Khayr.

Sometime, for a quick fix I'll just use the instant Prego sauce to go with the pasta. Senang sap2 soiiiiii :) Also, you can fry the pasta, just the way you prepare fried beehun / kuewteow...

The creamy pasta, I've been preparing it for Khayr since he can start eating solids.. (but at that time, the pasta had to be blended...) As for the aglio olio, I introduced it to him only recently.. And just like when you prepare food for the adults, you get 'nervous' as well when you cook for your kids as to whether or not they will accept it. Well, for me at least, thats the case ;) So setiap kali prepare lauk 'baru', mesti I will make it a point to sms mama / ibu tanye Khayr nak makan ke tak...

PASS! =)

Okie dokie, I hope this helps. Easy peasy and nyummy nyums.. :) Selamat mencuba! ♥

2 comments:

  1. lia,

    sedapnye! zarith belum ada geraham, so me not very sure if die boleh makan brokoli and etc. ke actually these babies memang boleh gigit dah at this age?dia memang suke pasta, tapi sll kasik pasta with cream sauce je. should try olio pulak lepas ni.

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  2. kak hanney, -- masa khayr takde gigi geraham, broccoli tuh saya potong bahagian bunga dia tuh.. so dia mmg dah tersedia hancur kecik2.. if kak hanney tengok kat gambar pasta with cream sauce tuh, nampak tak broccoli tuh mcm little2 dots jer..

    anyway khayr pun suka pasta... :)

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