mangia, mangia, mangia!Friday, March 24, 2017
It's Friday during Lent y'all.
To my husband this means that he finally gets seafood for supper. He has been complaining (a little too much) lately that I never cook for it for him. Talk about spoiled.
It's not that I don't cook seafood. I do, I love the stuff! The kids love it too! Fish suppers aren't usually on the menu because he is always home so late! The kids and I are normally starving by 5 - we have busy days! D on the other hand gets home well after the sun has set. I wouldn't want to eat a fish supper that is a couple hours old, so I'm thinking he wouldn't either. How thoughtful of me!
This past Friday was no exception, busy D was going to be home way later than the kid's (and my!) supper time. So I needed a meatless dish that would reheat nicely for him. There goes thoughtful me again!
Pasta Puttanesca to the rescue.
Who doesn't love a pasta with a scandalous name? And a scandalous name in Italian! It just rolls off your tongue so romantically... Pasta Puttanesca!!!!!! And let's face it, if it were called Hooker Noodles there is probably a zero percent chance that I would be making it for my family. That would fall under the category of Things you would rather your child not repeat at preschool.
Now these sinfully named noodles rely on a non traditional American kid food ingredient. Anchovies. That's right, I'm introducing my preschoolers to anchovies. So maybe most kids (and some grown ups!) would turn their nose at this. But we are mixing things up over here, I try to introduce them to new flavors on a regular basis! And I refuse to cook different meals for the kids and the grown ups in this house. So tonight they eat anchovies.
Because don't you want to eat this.....