Monday, May 23, 2011
Colorful Monday #4
I stopped by the store on my way to Baby Sister's house this morning. It's kind of fun to grocery shop when you're mainly looking for color. It's almost like choosing paint colors for your palette.
I'm not always feeling so artistic by suppertime, though. By then I just want quick and easy. You can cut the vegetables up earlier in the day so at supper time there is minimal work.
Now that I had supper under control, it was time for Baby Sister's breakfast. But with a twist. It was time to give the sippy cup a try. Maybe. She had to think about this whole thing first.
And we spent some time just playing with the empty cup. We made up games that did get a few giggles so that the new cup wasn't scary.
And then the big test--I poured a little formula in it. And she did a great job drinking from a cup. I just couldn't get a photo while I was being the sippy cup cheerleader!
So here is tonight's supper. When time is short, choose a simple menu--grilled chicken (stove top grill pan), corn-on-the-cob and Oven Roasted Vegetables. When I looked through my cookbook this morning to find something "colorful", the Oven Roasted Vegetables page was the dirtiest page in the book--which means it's the one I've used the most. I'm going to give you the recipe from the book, but you can really use any combination of vegetables you like. Or what you have on hand.
Oven Roasted Vegetables
1 medium zucchini, sliced
1 medium yellow squash, sliced
1 red bell pepper, sliced into strips
1 yellow or green bell pepper, cut into strips
1/2 lb. fresh asparagus, cut into bite-size pieces
1 red onion, cut into wedges
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Heat oven to 450 degrees. Toss vegetables with oil, salt and pepper in a bowl. Spread in a single layer in a large cookie sheet with sides. Roast for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are lightly browned and tender.
NOTE: Do not line the cookie sheet with non-stick foil. The vegetables will not brown. (Guess how we know this.)
Oh....Baby Sister didn't want to be left out of the color game we've been playing. Another new thing for her high chair tray. She is not a fan of the puffs though. Could be two new things at breakfast was one thing too many.