Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Spaghetti Pasta With Zucchini, Cherry Tomatoes, Feta and Parmesan Cheese

While a lot of places are beginning to feel the Autumn season sorting out their closest for their cozy sweaters, scarves and boots, It's still summer here. I can't wait for it to start getting cooler. That's when I love being outdoors with my babies going for a walk. People are still wearing their tank tops and shorts around here and there's no sign of cooler weather anytime soon.

Last night I put together something very quick and summery for dinner with the help of my sweet boy of course. I don't know what I'll do without him when he starts going to school. Anyway, this recipe is pretty much one of those "Add as much as you want or need" so there's no fuss and measurements.

Since I started learning how to cook, bake, read more and more cookbooks, learning more about ingredients such as herbs, spices, oils, and vinegars. I am now even more excited about cooking, baking and experimenting. My son shaved the parmesan cheese it looks like he really enjoyed it : ) There was so much of it on the plate...lol.

















Kiddies and I took this photo while we went out for a quick walk after dinner and saw this cloud over at the other neighbourhood. It was about 7pm and it wasn't quite dark yet. It looks much more amazing seeing it in person.


















Ingredients

1/2 a box of spaghetti
salt
4 zucchinis/corguettes
some cherry tomatoes
lemen
olive oil
2 cloves of garlic
feta cheese
fresh parmesan cheese

Method

Place the spaghetti in a large pot of boiling water add some salt to the water, cook time suggested on the box. While the pasta's boiling crush the garlic with the flat side of the knife and slice the zucchinis. Sauté the garlic and zucchinis in a pan with olive oil on medium low heat until the zucchinis are soft and translucent. Drain the pasta and keep a 1 cup of water from pot it was cooked in. Keep the water if the pasta gets a little dry add a tad bit. Mix the pasta, zucchinis, cherry tomatoes, drizzle of olive oil, squeeze a wedge of lemon or as much as you want in a large bowl. Top it off with feta and shredded parmesan cheese....Yummm


TTFN!



Monday, September 10, 2012

Oven Baked Banana Boat

There hasn't been much cooking in the kitchen lately. Cold and Allergies have arrived and I've been taking care of the family so in other word I haven't had much rest. Been up most of the night with very little sleep and up very early to get daughter off to school. Mummy's don't get to rest...

Anyway, I've made this with the kiddies 2 months ago and didn't get to post it. They wanted to roast some smores. We had the chocolates and the marshmallows except for the graham crackers. What we did have was some bananas. I remember watching pioneer woman's episode when they made a banana boat while camping so we did that instead. It's really quite easy....

















This is my sweet boy's boat. After I've finished slicing the banana through the center not going all the way through, he stuffed it with dark chocolate morsels and marshmallows.

















This one's his sissy's, you basically add how much you want really or whatever you like in it. Like peanut butter, peppermint, caramel and so on.

















Wrap them in aluminum foil and bake at 350F for about 10 minutes. Get your spoon ready and enjoy! I don't have a photo after it was baked kiddos were too excited to eat them! : )