Firstly, please note that in toddler speak, ‘pastas’ is the official plural of ‘pasta’. I know this, because the tinkerous toddler told me. Very emphatically.
Secondly, please note that the one ingredient this recipe won’t need is pastas. Or pasta. However, Pastas Soup can contain any other ingredients that you care to bung in a soup.
Thirdly, I need to make a confession. The tinkerous toddler doesn’t know that Pastas Soup doesn’t contain pastas. Or pasta. That is the ingeniousness of Pastas Soup.
The tinkerous toddler is more hit and miss about eating than I am at keeping up with any form of exercise routine. One day she likes avocado, the next she hates it. One day she can’t get enough cheese, the next she is sobbing at the thought of even having to look at it. But, the one constant, the one staple food that she never turns her nose up at, is pasta(s). It’s the food she will sit and whine for whilst casting aside whatever food is in front of her.
The recipe for Pastas Soup came to me one day last week, when I had just stood and made a root vegetable soup. It smelt divine and tasted goooood. But the tinkerous one turned her nose up without even deigning to taste it. So I told her it was Pastas Soup and had lots of mashed up pastas in it. I couldn’t believe my eyes as she picked up her spoon and earnestly started eating the soup, complete with satisfied “mmmm”s.
So, there you have it. I may of course have just had a brilliant idea that many a mother before me has already had. But, given that it has been the cause of much eating by the tinkerous one this past week, I thought it worth sharing.
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