Tax season is upon us in Japan and I’ve been really busy getting my things in order so I can make the March 15th deadline. Unfortunately that leaves me with not much time to write even though there’s plenty I’d like to write about. However, I thought I’d take the time to share this quick, nutritious, and tasty pasta lunch I’ve come up with. Most afternoons I’ve got a hungry baby demanding food when I’m trying to put something together, so I usually have to whip up something quick. Baby J loves when we have this for lunch. I usually serve it with cow’s milk and buttered bread; I also give her some fruit if she’s still hungry.
I was in a hurry to feed her when I took this photo, so next time I make it hopefully I’ll get a better picture.
Ingredients: (Makes 2 servings)
- 250 g (about 9 oz) of a type of pasta that’s easy for a baby to pick up (I like penne)
- 330 g (12 oz) of your favorite tomato sauce
- 3 cups of baby leaf spinach
- Shredded mozzarella cheese
- Bring water to a boil in a pot and boil the pasta for however long it says to boil them for on the package (for penne it’s 11 minutes).
- Pour the tomato sauce into a frying pan and add in the spinach.
- Pour the cooked penne through a colander and then put the penne on plates.
- Heat up the tomato sauce and spinach. Stir until the spinach becomes wilted.
- Add the sauce to the penne. Sprinkle on the mozzarella cheese and mix it into the sauce so that it melts.