Friday, December 2, 2011

Wesley's Creamy Pasta

Today for lunch Wesley decided to make a pasta. So I took him to the store. This is what he came up with.

5 Hot Italian Sausages (Johnsville of course.)
3 Small Cans of mushrooms (drained)
1 can of Rotel (drained)
1 medium onion (diced)
1 pint of half and half
about 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese (yes the stuff in the can)
olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Pasta (Your Choice. He used the spiral pasta to grab the sauce)(Cooked according to package directions)

First thing he did was bake the sausages. (He hates the splatter when you fry them.) He sauteed the onion and mushrooms in the Olive oil. After the onions were tender he added the can of  drained rotel. He cooked this until the tomatoes were wilted down just a bit. He added the half and half, cheese and salt and pepper. He cooked this until it thickened up just a little. Add cooked pasta and serve.

When he served it he sliced the sausages to put on top since he called them optional.  He also had bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and crushed red pepper flakes out to add to it if you wanted to.

He also stated that if you wanted to leave the sausage off that is fine. He would put sauteed asparagus,spinach  or broccoli in it. He also thought some ham might be good in it too.

*He had help with the dicing, opening of cans, draining of cans, and pasta. (No I would not turn my 7 year old loose in the kitchen and just let him go. lol)

Again he came up with a winner. I love to let them take control of a meal every once in a while.

He also is asking for help. He needs some ideas for oysters. He is dying to try to cook with them but doesn't just want fried oysters. So if you have any ideas please feel free to share.