Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Makin’ Simple Beef-A-Roni and Peas

Posted by 7 years ago 8 Comments

In this week’s video the toddler and I make on of my older recipe ideas for dinner. There’s lots of toddler interruptions, a pee pee break, a fart, the boob shot and just overall toddler-cooking craziness!

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    October 15, 2008

    Hey Roni... looks great! I just posted a recipe so similar to this one but instead of the pasta I used spaghetti squash (I know you're a big fan of spaghetti squash too:)). I love this sort of one pot meal... they're so easy and so good! I think I'll try some lean ground beef next. Reply


    October 15, 2008

    Darn it Roni....I was waitin' and waitin' for the fart but I missed it, I guess! I love the end movie....and Ryan singing and your comment, "That IS what it's all about, Buddy!" I have 2 grandsons (5 and 2) who love to laugh about farts and burps. Jax, the 5 yo says, "Me and Jovani think farts and burps are REALLY funny, Grandma!" (little brother's name is Jovan, but Jax always adds an i to the end of it). When Jax was 1 & 2 yrs. old, his mommy taught him to say, "Daddy farted", no matter who farted, or if Daddy was even there at the time! hahahaha Reply


    October 15, 2008

    I just want to tell you how much I love your recipes! I tried a few out this past week and posted them on my food blog with my reviews. I can't wait to see what your cook book has in it!. You are definitely my motivation for finding healthy ways to make the foods we love. So, thank you! Reply


    October 16, 2008

    This looks so easy and fun to make. I think I am going to try it with my 3 and 7 yr old this weekend. Great recipe Roni and as usual, you all look great! Reply


    October 17, 2008

    Another cute video. My husband and I were cracking up over the whole "fart" issue. Reply


    October 19, 2008

    I love this type of homey, comforting pasta dish. I'd have to halve the recipe though, as I can get carried away very easily. PS I especially like the hokey pokey outtake! Reply


    October 20, 2008

    Ha, love the toddler interruptions! It is just so realistic on how typical dinner time really is! Reply


    January 15, 2009

    Re: the salt in the pasta water I don't think it's necessary either. Some say that it flavors the pasta, but also, salt supposedly breaks the molecular bond of the water and helps your water to boil faster; thus, cooking your pasta a little faster. But I agree, if you're watching the pot, there's no reason you have to add the oil to keep it from boiling over and you don't need the extra salt if you don't feel you need it for taste. I LOVE your blog and videos. Thanks for helping us to stay motivated. Reply