We had a break from guest chefs in cooking club this week and when I was looking for what to make, my eyes fell on the huge pile of fall cookbooks which have made their way to my desk and living room recently. There are SO many recipes I’ve got bookmarked from so many books but I happened to have Alison Roman’s Nothing Fancy open as I was hearing her speak this week and had been flipping through the book in preparation. Her recipe for Pot of Pasta with Broccoli Rabe and Chorizo Bread Crumbs (while it might be a mouthful to say!) looked like a great winter comfort dish and I’m all about teaching the boys to be able to make their own dinner!
There were lots of jobs to keep little hands busy…
Like mincing garlic…
And toasting breadcrumbs…
Then it was time to put it all together… We cooked the tomato paste until it turned “brick red” (though the boys decided it was already that colour coming out of the tin LOL!)
DEFINITELY the type of meal I’d love my child to know how to make if I was a parent – but also very much the type of meal I come up with regularly (as in: “What’s in the fridge/ pantry and what can I make from those ingredients?”). A big old pot of pasta is a great meal to know how to make!
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