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Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Pasta in Tomato, Cheese and Cream Sauce - for Fussy Toddlers

Good morning folks!

Whenever you are faced with a deadlock situation in life, the key is to hold on tight to your faith and continue resolutely. Only then can you open a way forward with your deadlocked situation. Temporary changes or events, which are unpleasant, painful and sad may happen in life, but a strong self anchored on faith can never get swayed by such changes. Persevering right to the very end is very crucial in every struggle. Do not underestimate the importance of even the smallest detail. Make every effort to deal with each issue, even if it is a minor one so as to avoid making it grow into a major one.

Happy to share this guidance from my mentor with you. I hope you will apply this guidance in every aspect of your life today and add yet another memorable day to your life!

Here is the third recipe with Fusilli Pasta, this time in a tomato-based sauce. It is delicious and can be another addition to your toddler's menu during the coming weekend.

Pasta in Tomato-Cheese-Cream Sauce
Fusilli Pasta in Tomato, Cheese and Cream sauce


You will need:
1. Tomatoes - 4, medium, blanched, skinned and pureed
2. Fusilli Pasta - 1 cup, boiled
3. Onion - 1 small, chopped very finely
4. Garlic - 1 clove, chopped finely
5. Cream - 1 tbs
6. Cheese Slice - 1
7. Olive Oil - 1-2 tbs
8. Sugar - 1 tsp
9. Salt to taste
10. Butter - 1 cube
11. Mixed French Herbs - 1/4 of a tsp
12. Black Pepper Powder - 1/4 of a tsp
13. One finely chopped Chicken Sausage or one tbs of Minced Chicken (optional)

Preparation time - 15 minutes
Cooking time - 15 minutes
Serves - 1 toddler meal

Method:

  • Fry the Chicken Sausage or minced chicken in olive oil and keep aside.
  • Heat the rest of the oil in medium flame.
  • Fry the onions and garlic till they are translucent.
  • Pour in the tomato puree and keep stirring gently.
  • Put in the sugar and stir for 2-3 minute.s
  • Put in the cheese slice and keep stirring gently till the cheese melts.
  • Pour in the cream and stir till the tomato puree, cheese and cream blend completely.
  • Stir gently till the tomato puree and oil separate.
  • Put in the chopped sausage or minced chicken fry along with the pasta.
  • Add the Mixed French Herbs.
  • Sprinkle the black pepper powder and transfer the contents into a serving dish or bowl.
  • Top the pasta with butter and let it melt.
Tip:  Balancing the taste of the tomato sauce is important and hence, adding the sugar is a crucial step in this recipe as this adds the zing to the taste of the pasta.

Like my earlier toddler recipes, you can also try this for adults. The tomato-cheese combination is great and the texture becomes yummy with the cream. The French herbs and black pepper powder give it the needed, subtle flavour.
Enjoy your pasta and do give me a feedback if you wish!