My baby is officially walking.
While holding the hand of her one-and-a-half year old cousin, she took her first steps on Sunday night.
Monday morning, she was taking the house by storm.
Being thirteen months and not even standing on her own, I was worried she was going to have to crawl on stage to get her high-school diploma.
She had other plans. Take one step…twelve hours later, conquer the world.
Obviously all of this new exercise (she and her mama), requires some carb loading.
So how about a big bowl of pasta and veggies?
Veggie Packed Pasta
- 1 zucchini, sliced
- 1 ½ C broccoli florets
- 1 ½ C snow peas
- 8-10 stalks of asparagus, cut into inch long pieces
- 1 lb spaghetti
- 1 C cherry tomatoes
- 3 T olive oil
- 2-3 heads of garlic, minced
- ¼ C parsley
- 1 C chopped arugula
- ¼ C walnuts, chopped
- 1 C mushrooms, sliced
- ¼ C Parmesan cheese
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Blanch zucchini, broccoli, snow peas, and asparagus until crisp-tender. Drain and set aside
Cook pasta in the same water.
Saute tomatoes in 1 T olive oil with the garlic and parsley for about a minute. Set aside.
In the same pan, heat the remaining 2 T olive oil and add the walnuts and cook for about a minute. Add all of the vegetables back in (plus the mushrooms) until heated through. Combine ⅓ of vegetables with the drained pasta, add the cheese, the arugula, and toss to coat.
Top each portion of pasta with the remaining vegetables. Serve.
Oh, and some other fantastic news…my daddy moved back into his house this weekend! No fire damage whatsoever…just a little ashy. Hallelujah.