Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Teddie Pasta and Veggies in Tomatoey Cheese Sauce and ‘Only’ Series Event Announcement

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Hi friends!
I feel glad to announce that I am starting off with ‘ONLY’ series from this month onwards. Every month I will pick up a new topic thus enabling us to innovate more recipes. For this month the topic is “KIDS DELIGHT”.
Kids are a source of inspiration to our cooking as we really have to think hard to provide a tasty and at the same time nutritional food to them, so that they are nourished properly. So feel free to make any kids friendly recipe, which you believe will provide a balanced diet and at the same time will pamper their taste buds too.
Though this  is a vegetarian  blog I will accept non-veg entries also as many kids only eat non-veg. Send in your fresh entries (no limit) but I will accept only two archived posts if reposted. E-mail  to cookingoodfood@gmail.com  with the Subject- Kids Delight   in the following format:-
Your Name
Blog’s Name
Recipe link
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Link back your post to the event page. Use of logo is Mandatory as it helps spread the word. Non bloggers can also participate, just send in your entry and picture to the above mentioned email and I will post your recipes in my space.
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Here is the list of people hosting the events for the next few months.
Month Host Theme Round Up
August’10 Pari Only-Kids-Delight      Part I
     Part II
Sept’10 Piya(Yallapantula) Mitharwal Only-Low Oil/ Low Calorie Food      Part I
October’10 Preeti Binniwale Only-Festive Food      Part I
Nov’10 Pari Only- Chaat      Part I
Dec’10 Saraswathi Iyer Only- Greens
Jan’11 Prathibha Garre Only- Salad
Feb’11 Pari Only-Cooking with Bread
March’11 Nivedita Only-Original Recipes
April’11 Only- Fusion Cooking
May’11 Nayana Kanabar Only- Coolers and Mocktails
June’11 Reva Only- Ice-Creams
July’11 Harini-Jaya Only- Baked

Coming to the recipe,
My kids love different shaped pastas, dino, mickey, teddie and so on. My co-sister keeps providing me with small goodie bags of these cute shaped  pastas. These are very light to digest and extremely easy to cook. My job is to make different kinds of sauce and add the pasta to it. Earlier I have shared a recipe with dinosaurs pasta too.
Today, I share another very tasty and hassle free preparation and is loved by my kids. The cheese sauce is very simple to make and the addition of tomato puree gives it a mild tomatoey flavor and a beautiful color. I have kept the spice level and flavors as per my child’s palate, one is free to make suitable changes.
I had made this for my kids lunch but this can also make a heavy evening snack too. My kid loved it and to my delight did not even observe that there were veggies going in it which were beautifully hidden under the thick cheese sauce.
Ingredients
2-1/2 cups milk
5-6 cheese slices
1 tsp butter
3-4 tbsp tomato puree
2 tsp white pepper pwd
1 tsp oregano
a large pinch nutmeg pwd
a few celery leaves
about 3 cups boiled pasta (I used mickey shaped)
mixed veggies cut into triangles ( I used zucchini and colored bell peppers)
1 garlic pod finely chopped
1/2 onion finely chopped
about 1/2 cup grated mozzarella-cheddar cheese
Method
Boil the pasta as per the directions given on the pack.
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Remove it in a colander and pour cold water on it.
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In a pan tip in the veggies and drizzle a few drops of oil, some salt and pepper and cook for a min.
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Heat butter in a pan and add garlic to it followed by chopped onion and saute lightly (do not let it brown).
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Add the milk and bring it to a boil.
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Add the  white pepper, oregano, celery and nutmeg.
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Mix thoroughly.
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Add the cheese slices and tomato puree, let the sauce thicken.
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Mix the cooked pasta in it.
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Grease a baking dish and pour the pasta. Top it with the veggies followed by grated cheese.
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Bake in a preheated oven at 180C for 15-20 minutes/ or till the cheese melts.
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Serve it hot with some garlic bread.
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This is my first entry to my event and also sending it to Mita’s  MM- party treat event guest hosted by Saraswathi of Sara’s corner.
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61 comments:

Kiran said...

Cheesy pasta looks delicious.Nice event series.Happy hosting Pari.

Priti said...

Pasta looks delicious and colourful..great event dear...happy hosting

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Wow very tempting dear,luks wounderfull...

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Very colourful..........all the best for your event.

Satya said...

cheesy pasta looks really delicious n colorful...all the best for the event pari ...love the concept ..

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Pari said...

Thanks friends and I am waiting for your entries.

jeyashrisuresh said...

nice event, happy hosting.the pasta looks delicious and love the sauce.Will give a try

Hari Chandana said...

looks tempting and delicious.. wonderful clicks !!

Sanchita Karmakar said...

Cheesy pasta...My all time favourite..thanks for sharing :)

Rachana said...

Paste looks super yummy dear! I would love to have this too! I'll be in India for a couple of weeks next month..but will try to participate in your event.

Swathi said...

Pasta with bechmel and cheese looks delicious Pari. Nice event. I like it. Happy hosting.

aipi said...

so cheesy n delectable.. yummmmy !
Nice event.. will try 2 make something. Happy hosting dear..

AshKuku said...

Very very yummy... I have been drooling through out the read.... :)

Ash...
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

looks fantabulous and amazing...drooling dish ...kids fav

Kamalika said...

I can say my daughter is a pasta adict...if in every meal i serve pasta..she will be the most happy eater of the world...thanks for sharing the wonderful healthy and colourful pasta dish....and Happy hosting too....will surely join you...

Sayantani said...

never saw such cute looking pastas. love this sauce...looks so good with those melted cheese on top. even I can eat this for every meal.
as for the event thats a great idea. will try to send some.

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Looks so delicious and colorful too, happy hosting for incoming event...

Suhaina said...

Do count me in. I will send some entries too. Pasta looks sooo yummy with those step by step pictures. Love the last click very much..i am drooling here.yumm

DEESHA said...

pasta looks really yummy

Madhavi said...

WOW pasta looks amazing. It's cheesy, and colorful!!! Happy hosting for the event dear!!!

Torviewtoronto said...

Thank you for following lovely event will send some recipes
Check out the events in my site
The pasta looks delicious
I am following as well hear from you soon
Cheers

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

that is a beautiful and yummy looking baked pasta dish. Love the pics. Great theme for the event, I will surely try to participate. Congrats on starting a series, let me know if you need volunteers to host it.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Lovely dish.... looks so colorful. YUM! Ur event sounds interesting....

An Open Book said...

Those look so adorable..i love pasta in any form

aipi said...

Hey Pari, there is an award waiting 4 u in my blog dear , plz come n collect it :)

Mina Joshi said...

This dish looks so delicious. Pasta in any shape is loved by my children. I have to spice mine up a bit if I share theirs.

There is an Award waiting for you on my blog. Please pop round and collect it.

Mina

Satrupa said...

Hi,

Congratulations !! There is an award awaiting you on my blog space. Please go ahead n accept it.
http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com/2010/07/my-first-award.html

Cheers n Happy Cooking,
Satrupa

Hamaree Rasoi said...

I just love the sauce you have made....Looks fabulous..All the very best for your event. I'll send my enttry
Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Reshmi said...

ohh i m a fan of cheese...this teddie pasta looks really yummy yummy...n with tomatoe sauce sounds divine...beautiful click...

Shama Nagarajan said...

tempting pictures...lovely recipe..nice event

Kanchan said...

Firsrt snap looks wonderful and too delicious .
Loved the cute teddys too ... would surley try to participate in your event.

sowmya's creative saga said...

cheesy pasta looks yumm..will try sending in sonething,//

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Pasta looks delicious ,colorful and yummy:)

Krishnaveni said...

yum yum pasta, great, all the very best for your event

Smita Srivastava said...

The Pasta looks wonderful .
The event theme surely seems to be my fav - would love to participate ....
All the best !!!

- Smita
@Little Food Junction

Khaugiri said...

Yummy pasta....... ek don tari recipes nakki pathven:)

PJ said...

Looks yumm,tempting clicks .Nice event.Count me in :) and happy hosting...

Angie's Recipes said...

Looks very cheesy and delicious!

Sushma Mallya said...

Kids will surely love this one, i loved the recipe of it...and so sorry pari i couldnt visit as these days i was little busy so couldnt update my blog as well....and would love to add you in my blogroll...take care,have a nice day

panchpakwan said...

Pasta looks so yuumy, cramy and colorful Pari.
Nice event...sure will try soemting to send you.

G.Pavani said...

pasta looking yummy and thanks foe inviting for the event.nice event dear.All the best

nandini said...

wow... Super gooey and cheesy... exactly the way my kids like it... I am certainly going to attempt participating... happy hosting pari!.

Rachel said...

The more there is cheese in a dish.. it becomes a fav with my kid..

s said...

It looks so yummy..and the cheese on top is just drool inducing!

Neetz said...

drooling and super :)... count me for the event ..but i would like to tell u that i tried copying the image for kids event and it says copyrighted..so is it ok if i just link ot ur page for the recipe?

Pari said...

Dear Neetz, glad to hear that u would like to participate. I guess u can copy using Ctrl V. Hope that helps else provide me ur email I will send u the logo.

Umm Mymoonah said...

Hi Pari, Just now went through your event details, nice event, will definitely send my entries. I just have one doubt do i have to shape the foods in any shape or it's ok as long as it is nutritious food.

Pari said...

Umm it is completely upto you whether you want to shape them or not as long as it's healthy food.

PJ said...

i was intrigued by this event ever since i saw this on FB; sounds so interesting, count me in :)

Umm Mymoonah said...

Hi Pari, I have posted a recipe for your event in my blog, but i couldn't use your logo, since it says no right click . Please let me know is there anything i can do.

chaitrali pathak said...

hey..m first time here...u have a nice space ...the pasta looks jst perfect and delicious..and lovely theme of event.........i will try n send my entry to ur event.........happy hosting

NIDHYA said...

Dish looks so inviting and nice clicks too. Will definitely try to send some recipe. First time here and nice to follow you.

http://aaha-oho.blogspot.com/
Nidhya

Jay said...

Dear Pari,

Have you received my entries to this event...! plz acknowledge me...!

http://tastyappetite.blogspot.com/2010/08/aadi-velli-delight-sweet-pongal-chakrai.html

Dershana said...

hey pari, sending u my entries as promised. Dedicated just to u :-)

Sharmilee! :) said...

Am sure kis wud luv it!

Anukampa said...

Hey First time here..You have lovely collection of recipes.An yes Cheesy Pasta looks mouthwatering..i will surely try it and will also send you my entry for this wonderful event.

Anu From
http://apinchofsaltmakeitall.blogspot.com/

Santosh Bangar said...

hi wish u happy independence dau .First time here pasta is looking very tempting i wiil try. i want that u also visit my blog
santosh

Umm Mymoonah said...

Hi Pari, I din't know about the guest hosting, can I host one of your event?
Waiting for your reply..

Kamalika said...

Dear pari ,I have posted two recipes and linked this event...but I am not able to download the logo. pls guide...

Srivalli said...

Pari that pasta is really so tempting and colourful!..

Padhu said...

Looks irresistible!! I am drooling here

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