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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Sunday night dinner at our house.

Today we tried a last minute science activity while waiting for dinner.
I decided to try a new recipe - Veggie Lasagna.
The downside was that it takes an hour to cook in the oven.

I wasn't really prepared for a special activity.
One of the things I'm going to work on - activities with my kids outside their plastic, manufactured toys.
However, I managed to have some vinegar, baking soda (miraculously), and food coloring on hand...
And I remembered pinning this  kids activity a while back... so we did a little experimenting.

Fill the dish with baking soda.

Vinegar tinted with food coloring.

Use a medicine dropper to drip the colors onto the baking soda and watch the awe on your child's face.

At first, Levi was pretty amazed at the way the colors fizzed when he dropped them.
But then he started to experiment... "I wonder what color it makes when I put yellow on blue?"

It was the perfect activity for Levi to kill the time until dinner was ready. He's the perfect age (2.5) for this, I think.

Oh, and when he was done, he decided he needed to taste it... ew.
Dinner will (hopefully) taste much better, little Bear!

 At the very least, it LOOKED much more appetizing. =)

Zucchini, squash, tomatoes, onion, and bell peppers.

I wish I would have taken in-progress pictures.... but my kitchen is a disaster zone when I'm cooking.
Who am I kidding? It's a 24/7 disaster zone.

I used the recipe that Laura at We Wilsons talked about a couple weeks ago. The cheesy sauce is wonderful - but we also added some spaghetti sauce on top of our own servings. I think it is ingrained into our brains that pasta needs spaghetti sauce.

I got so much wonderful produce at the farmers market this week.
Including the world's most amazing tomatoes.
This was the perfect recipe to use them in.
The original recipe calls for broccoli and carrots, but it would be delicious with pretty much any veggie.

But Levi wouldn't touch it.... so he had spaghetti with butter and Parmesan.
Adventurous, that one.

This vegetable lasagna recipe looks wonderful, too.
(Actually, it's one of the Pioneer Woman's recipes... so let's face it - it will taste AMAZING.)

P.S. Ignore the mess in the background. uhhhh... I don't have an excuse.

Linked up to: Making The World Cuter

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