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Kids take over

Kids take over
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Did you know that National Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day is celebrated annually on September 13th? This means that youngsters can be in charge of the kitchen and make their favourite meals! The Young Chefs Academy in the U.S. came up with the idea as a way for children to become more involved in the kitchen. It’s also a means of encouraging them to eat more healthily and skip their favourite fast food! You can make it a fun family event and even get dad involved! It’s a great way of spending some family time together and creating something simple and delicious that all the family will love. Moms can relax and enjoy the event and they’ll find that the chaos in the kitchen was all worth it for some great quality family time! Perfetto has loads of different pasta shapes that your kids will love creating healthy dishes with - including bow tie pasta and spaghetti. The list is endless when it comes to creating delicious pasta dishes with Perfetto pasta. Here’s a couple of basic recipes that may inspire your younger family members to roll up their sleeves and get cooking. Who knows, you may have a master chef in the making!

Spaghetti Pasta Pomodoro E Fresco

INGREDIENTS

180g Perfetto Spaghetti Pasta

20g Extra virgin olive oil

100g Cherry tomatoes

5 g Garlic

Fresh Basil leaves

to taste Salt and pepper

DIRECTIONS

1.Brown the garlic in the extra virgin olive oil.

2.Add the finely sliced cherry tomatoes.

3. Cook the Spaghetti Pasta in salted water following the package cooking time, drain and pour into the pan together garlic and tomatoes.

4. Cook over a moderate heat for 1 minute.

5. Add the fresh basil leaves to garnish.

Rainbow Spaghetti 

Ingredients

  • 6 Ziploc (small bags)
  • 4 cups of Perfetto spaghetti cooked
  • Food coloring
  • 1 cup water, divided
  • 3 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • kitchen salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

DIRECTIONS

Place 2 tbsp water into each ziplock back (for example 6 for 6 different colors). Add 10 drops gel food coloring to each bag.

Divide the spaghetti into the 6 different bags. Shake until they are coated in their colors.

Remove each pasta individually from ziplock bag and rinse with cold water. Combine in a large bowl and toss together with butter and parmesan. Season with salt and pepper.

We hope you and your children enjoy your time together in the kitchen. Maybe you can make it a monthly event – it’s a great bonding activity!

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