Oh to those Back to school mixed feelings! Speaking my mind, i don’t know who is being more anxious; me or my kids! I guess i am more nervous. Thinking of them how they will face school related issues (as new teachers, meeting new friends or missing old ones, fitting in, being away from me…..) sparks a upswing in inquietude for me. But thank God seeing them coping easily every year and being happy kids vanish all these exaggerated (only in my head) feelings of unease! Welcome to moms world!
Today after dropping off my 4 year old boy, i head directly to my kitchen to do what i mostly like to do. I wanted to keep my mind busy and stop it from creating scenarios until i pick him up. (Please read the message at the end of the post)
Joud loves spaghetti, shrimps and prefers red sauce than white. So let’s go for this veggie spaghetti with shrimps in red sauce!
When i saw this type of wholesome spaghetti, felt like i found a hidden gem. Made of 25% puree from real zucchini and spinach!
Cook as per pack instructions, drain and leave aside.
Cook 500g of shrimps, peel, devein and keep aside to prepare this easy and delicious sauce:
- 1 medium onion finely diced
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 1 tbs celery chopped
- 2 cups of tomato puree
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- a handful black or green olive pitted
- salt to taste
Cook onion, garlic and celery in the olive oil until fragrant and translucent
Add tomato puree and cook all together until it starts boiling then add the olive and shrimps to cook all together for 5 minutes.
Can’t wait to have my happy soul back to see if he will like this dish!
There was a message circulating that says:
Special request to all you kids returning to school; if you see someone who is struggling to make friends or being bullied because he/she doesn’t have many friends or because they are shy or not as pretty or not dressed in the most “in” cloths, PLEASE step up, say hi or at least smile at them in the hallway. You never know what that person might be facing outside school. Your kindness might just make a big difference in someone’s life!
PLEASE do ❤