The latest dilemma in our household would be keeping food in the fridge. It seems that the boys have reached the age where anything and everything is a snack, and they are snacking all day long!
Last week my oldest was chowing down on a bag of Kettle chips at 9am. Yep! Potato’s in chip form…a breakfast food in his book. I sent him back to the kitchen…anything…even tuna on a roll….had to be better than chips. (And yes, he ate a tuna salad sandwich instead.)
When I ask the butcher to bring home dinner, I now need a dozen sausage links instead of six. Eight pork chops instead of 4…and if steak’s on the menu…wait for it……one per kid! No joke-
Now, the change of eating habits amongst the troops, has certainly made it a lot more fun to cook…at least we are out of the chicken tender and fries stage. But at the same time, it’s quite exasperating!
My thoughts are, let’s get these boys into the kitchen! This pasta salad happens to be a favorite and is simple enough for them to make themselves. AJ, be prepared to learn how to make your favorite pasta salad:)
AJ’s Favorite Pasta Salad:
A simple way to fancy this up would be to use whole pitted Kalamata olives instead of the canned version, and fresh mozzarella balls (halved) in place of the low moisture mozzarella. Delicious!
(By the way Liz, this recipe is also for you. I know you think that “it’s easier” if we make this yummy pasta salad…but I think you would actually have fun doing it!)