fun food

I have discovered some really great kid’s cookbooks lately!  It has been a joy making some of the recipes within them!  I’m actually starting a collection of kid’s cookbooks for my grandchildren.  My grandson shows a real interest in cooking so we look forward to getting in the kitchen with him more.  No doubt, my granddaughter will be right in the middle (of the kitchen).  The recipe my husband and I made tonight comes from Williams-Sonoma Fun Food.  I believe this dish will be made over and over in our household, therefore memorized!  We served it with french bread and dipping oil!   The subtitle says…25 Delicious Recipes That Kids Can Cook.  I believe that should say…25 Delicious Recipes That Kids Can Cook and Adults Will Enjoy!  By the way…the pictures and detailed directions included within this cookbook are outstanding!

tomato & salami angel hair pasta
garlic 8 clove
fresh parsley 8 sprigs
olive oil 3 tablespoons
red pepper flakes 1/4 teaspoon
cherry tomatoes 1 cup

salt 2 teaspoons

angel hair pasta 3/4 pound
lemon zest 1 1/2 teaspoons grated
salami 1/4 pound
ground pepper
grated Parmesan cheese

Chop garlic cloves and parsley.  Add the chopped garlic and red pepper flakes to a saute pan with olive oil.  Cook, stirring frequently, until the garlic is just beginning to turn golden (3-4 minutes).  hey are softened and juicy.  Add tomatoes and continue cooking until softened and juicy.  Remove from heat.  Cook pasta according to package directions, using the salt.  Drain.  Place the saute pan back on stove, adding the lemon zest and parsley.  Add angel hair pasta and toss with other ingredients.  Cut salami in small strips and add to mix.  Add black pepper to taste.  Warm and serve with Parmesan cheese. 

If I were to change anything about this recipe it would be to add more tomatoes and/or tomato sauce.  I will experiment next time!

Source:  Rosenbaum, Stephanie. Tomato & Salami Angel Hair Pasta. Williams-Sonoma Fun Food. Free Press, 2006. 59-63.