I usually make pasta sauces from scratch. It is part of my on-going campaign for Mother of the Year. However, when I only require 1-2 tablespoons of sauce I am not as inspired. Will this hurt my chances for MOTY? Will it appear that I do not love my children as much as those who make cookies from scratch or prepare Pinterest-worthy lunches?? Oh well.
As I was wandering around the grocery store on the weekend looking for some easy alternatives I happened upon these…
Don’t get me wrong, this is not a new discovery. It is just that Riley has never had them. I scanned the varieties and spotted two that could possibly work in Operation IFO. The Penne Pollo – pasta in a cream sauce with cooked chicken pieces (we could dispose of these) and the Rigatoni Pomodoro – pasta in a spicy (this could be iffy but…) Italian style tomato sauce. They were on sale for only $1.00 each so I thought to myself WTH!
One of the things I have noticed about videoing Operation IFO are things that I should have done differently. For example I put waaaaay too much pasta on his plate. When he was little I used to actually count out the specific number of pieces that he would have to eat. Why did I not think to do that now? Well honestly…I do not want to count anymore. More importantly what if he actually liked it!?! Baaahaaahaaa!
This video is on the long side (~6 min) so here are the CliffsQuickReview:
1:55 - R starts negotiations. This time he starts with 20. It used to be 10. The last time I said 20. Memory like a steel trap.
2:28 – Gag reflex still works.
2:40 – R admiring himself in the glass cabinet.
2:50 – Begins counting down in hopes of getting me to agree.
3:15 – Starts separating 20 from the pack.
3:50 – Confirms there are indeed 20 pieces.
5:20 – R is great at remembering to tuck in his chair when he is finished. Once I confirm he is indeed finished, he sits back down to finish his juice.
5:30 – R is a pleaser (after the fact of course) as evidenced here .
Mmmmm...doesn't this look tasty?
Will this ever end?!? I (and no doubt you) am getting bored with all of this. :(