One day at a time

Winter is well and truly here this side of the world. I know the weather has changed all over the world but Brrrrrrr, I have never experienced such cold in QLD! This is the Sunshine state!
I am grateful for the winter months for there are lots to enjoy. Hot chocolate, movies cuddles under the blanket, afternoon naps to snuggle up to your loves ones (one of my fave things to do :D), walks along the beautiful rivers, beaches, waterways in QLD during the day, comfort food… You get the picture ūüôā
Today though the weather was really good to us, it’s been raining the last 4 days, and the sun was shining bright, not a cloud in the sky! Lil B has been ill with colds, sniffles & coughs. Thanks to teething! Wish I could take the pain for him! Poor baby ;( Back to the sunshine…
So I decided to take Lil B to the park since the weather is so unpredictable, who knows when we’ll get another chance to enjoy the outdoors. And enjoy we did. I soaked up all that goodness God has created for us to admire & was in awe. We take for granted the trees, birds, grass, nature in general and all the simple things in life. Today was my day to just stop, switch off and soak up every moment, including the sun. For life is short and who knows how long these natural resources will be around.

Take time to enjoy the roses, enjoy your family, spend time with those near and dear to you. Be in the here and now. Life’s too short to disregard the important things in life… The simple things.

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Easy Cheesy vege pasta bake for fussy toddlers

Easy cheesy Vege pasta bake for fussy toddlers

Lil B has started to become a fussy little eater! He used to eat everything we gave him. That is until he was introduced to sweet things! I try and give him sweet stuff in moderation but when other people are giving him sweet things and you’re not aware of it (we won’t say who. But you know who you are!!). It makes it hard for you as the parent to teach them to eat healthily…Gggrrrrr!! And that’s my little¬†vent about that!

Now¬†onto the¬†reason I am¬†writing¬†this post today…¬†I¬†¬†now have to¬†come up with creative ways to feed Lil B healthy foods i.e. Brocolli, peas, cauliflower…Mostly green vegetables! What is it about kids and not liking green veggies?? Boggles me!

The dish I came up with for Lil B’s lunch today¬†was: ‘easy cheesy vege pasta bake’. All in one pot! Which means less washing up for Mum! YAY!

Ingredients:
*1 cup Pasta (any of your choice). I went with what I had in my cupboard.
* I cup grated cheese
* Cup of mixed veggies (frozen or fresh,up to you)
* 1 Tbsp corn flour
* 1/4 cup milk (may need extra, depending on how thick or thin you’d like your white sauce)
* 1 Tbspn unslated butter
* 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
** Basil leaves
** chives
**The herbs are optional, depending on what your kiddo likes**

Method:
– In a small pot boil the pasta, with the veggies, according to packet directions or just until the pasta is uldente, drain and set aside.
РIn the same sauce pan heat the butter, till it melts
– Add the cornflour to the butter and stir, until all lumps are dissolved. Add the milk and keep stirring until the sauce has a smooth consistency, keep adding milk & little bits of cornflour¬†until you’ve reached your desired texture or until there are no more lumps. Add in cheese and herbs & mix well.
– Add the pasta and veggies to the sauce and stir until all pasta covered in the delishes cheesy, vege sauce.
– Top with parmesan cheese and let sit on the stove with the lid on until the cheese has melted.
– Serve with some love and a smile ūüôā

Hope all your fussy little eaters like this recipe. Let me know in the comments below.

Good Luck and happy, healthy eating.

Lameese X