Well, well… Italy lost today. They do not qualify for the second round. It looks like we need more comfort food for our agony. So I thought I would share a pasta dish I make when we feel like pasta but no marinara sauce.
Caution: garlic ahead! If your children do not appreciate the taste of raw garlic, you might want to add the garlic bits only to your plate.
14-16 oz box of short pasta (rotini, farfalle, penne etc)
3 Tbsp. yeast flakes (I get mine from Amazon)
1 Tbsp. McKay’s chicken-style seasoning (I get them in bulk from eBay but most health food stores carry something similar)
1/3 c extra virgin olive oil
2-3 garlic cloves, chopped
10-15 cherry tomatoes, cut in half, optional
one green bell pepper, cut in bite-size pieces, optional
Boil pasta according to package directions.
Toss all ingredients together until they are well mixed. Enjoy warm or cold.
It’s that simple!
This concludes my posts about Italy for the World Cup for Kids series, but you can continue to keep up with this blog carnival here.