Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Spiral Spaghetti

Out of various spaghetti (or pasta) available in the market, so far Sarah has only tried macaroni. As she has finished off the pack, I would like to let her try spiral shape spaghetti this time. I bought it because I was attracted by its beautiful shape.

This is the first time I cooked silk squash with noodle. Besides, I’ve also added some mackerel to the menu.


Sarah just loves the texture of spiral spaghetti. For me, it is definitely much better to serve with soup compared to macaroni.

And the silk squash also makes the dish looked more colourful and taste sweeter!

A simple yet delicious meal.


Kristie said...


i've never tried cooking with silk squash before, i should look out for it next time!

What soup base is this? The colour looks nice :) Glad sarah is not fussy ya, i think she likes the chewy texture of the pasta!

Mummy Gwen said...

Yeah...I wanted to know too how you make the soup. What seasoning do you add?

Gwen likes the spiral pasta with pasta sauce.

MeRy said...

Ryan also like to eat silk squash..U ever try to cook pasta for Sarah? Yesterday I cooked abc mushroom n sausage pasta for Ryan for his lunch.

Esmeralda said...

Yummy yummy! Ashton also loves pasta with soup-based as compared to dry-tomato-based like what we eat outside. He just love his soup pastas. Sarah is so super-duper cute and not fussy at all with her food ya!

Blessed mum said...

hey! that's something new! I never thought of cooking silk squash with noodles. You know how to choose it? MIL said its very difficult to choose silk squash that's young. cos if its "old", its not nice to eat.

little prince's mummy said...

New food for Sarah again.. :)

HN said...

Wow, that looks delicious! Lucky Sarah :)

Merryn said...

another delicious outcome! wow.. sarah's lucky to have YOU!

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Merryn, HN:
yooo...So pai seh with your compliment. Thanks anyway.


Actually I also not sure of adding silk squash with noodle, but luckily it turned out just nice.
:-)Er...I have no idea at all in choosing any vegetable that's young. I remembered that was one time I have chose some very old lady finger, and I ended up did not eat the vege at all (too difficult to chew and bite!).
I am not sure whether I have got the young silk squash, coz I did not taste it. Maybe I should ask Sarah..:-)

I also think that Sarah doesnt like those tomato sauce pasta. I remembered I have ordered one for her at TGIF, ended up mommy ate it!

Remembered you were the one who intro me about silk squash last time. I learned alot of veges name from you. Thanks anyway.
Good that Ryan is not picky in terms of vege. It is very good for him.
ABC Mushroom n sausage pasta? You mean the ABC pasta?

Kristie and Mommy Gwen:
Actually I just make a very simple ikan bilis broth to serve with the pasta. Of course have to put a some salt into it. Thats it. Very simple hor:-)

Mommy Gwen:
Sarah doesnt like those tomato sauce pasta. I remembered I have ordered one for her at TGIF, ended up mommy ate it!

I also never cook silk squash for my family meal. Only cook for Sarah.
Actually my husband doesnt like the vege, so I never cook for him. But I like it with prawn. Taste good!

slavemom said...

This is vy educational. Din know it's called silk squash. Thx to u n Mery! :) We do cook this vege with prawns but nvr in porridge for the kids. And now I know it goes well with noodles too.

Fussy mum said...

I like silk squash and normally we cook it with with eggs and prawns. Shld try it with noodles one day. :)

Lydia said...

I bet the soup must be very sweet.

Last time you mentioned about silk squash/melon, I didn't know what was it. It is always known as luffa to me. :D

I cooked pasta for John today, shell pasta with tomato sauce + button mushroom, broccoli, onion and bacon. He loved it, and he feed himself!! I like this pasta, John can feed himself easily with little mess.

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

You are right Lydia. The soup is nice and sweet. I like it too.
Initially I also dont know what is the name of this vege until my fren told me. Now I know it is also known as luffa. So special name.
I just saw the shell pasta when I went for sundry shopping. It is so mini in size. I think it is a good choice for toddler. Easier for them to swallow and also self feeding.
Shell pasta with tomato sauce. I should try it next time. I noticed Sarah is not a big fan of tomato sauce, therefore I seldom cook tomato sauce for her.
John so good boy, can self feeding already!

Fussy Mum:
Silk squash with egg? I never try it. Is it just put the slice silk squash in the scramble egg?

Hehe, actually I have learned alot from my blogger frens, including you. Thanks to you too.
Infact my fren Lydia told me that silk squash also named as luffa. Special name right?
Silk squash with prawn. It is sweet and nice. I like it too.

Kristie said...

Joanne, so just boil ikan bilis for flavour? Yum! I also love the natural flavours of ikan bilis :)

UmmiRosma said...

This is lovely enough to grab her appetite. Sure will have a go with this one...

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Yeap, lovely colour. I like it too.

Yeap, just ikan bilis soup. So simple hor.
I will normally use it for my family meal and also for Sarah.

the little prince said...

New recipe for Sarah...

I have just introduce the silk squash to Kyle, seems to be ok.

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Good that Kyle is okay with silk squash. Another vege to be added into his menu.

Serene said...

Wow, another yummy and nutritous meal for Sarah! I haven't intro Spiral Spaghetti for Xixi yet, cos she doesn't like her Alphabet pasta last time.

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Seems like Xixi is not a big fans to noodle ya? She prefer porridge ya?

Kristie said...

Awesome idea, thanks dear.

Btw, recently I've used many food to flavour Jayden's porridge: spring onion, wolfberries, vegetable balls/frozen vegs, all these add nice flavour and sweetness to the soup :)

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

You are most welcome.
You also have given me a lot of ideas in cooking.
Spring onion in porridge...great idea. Meaning just cut it into pcs and leave it cooked in the porridge?