Monday, October 15, 2012

Power Rangers Muffin Tin Monday

At a yard sale recently I picked up a big Power Rangers semi tractor trailer and 5 action figures.  Pierce has never seen the show, but the price was right and I thought he'd have fun with it.  He certainly has enjoyed it, so when I saw Power Rangers pasta in the store I thought I'd pick it up.
 Some years ago Paul asked me not to cook whole grain pasta ever again.  I have obliged.  But he was out of town on business.  What he doesn't know won't hurt him, right? 

The boys had homemade bread with butter, cut in a ninja shape (cool cookie cutter, huh?), fresh strawberries, roasted broccoli, and Power Rangers pasta with parmesan and kalamata olives.  All 3 boys ate every last bite and earned themselves dessert! 
I thought the Power Rangers pasta tasted great for being whole grain.  I'm betting Paul wouldn't even notice if I cooked it again.  Although he might notice the funny Power Rangers shapes!

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33 comments:

Heather said...

I'm not big on the whole grain pasta either, if I make my own it seems to taste different though. My brother used to watch Power Rangers when we were younger, I have never seen this pasta though. I will have to look for it and send it out to my brother, I think he would get a kick out of it :-)

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

They've improved whole grain pasta sooooo much in the last few years. He might like it now!

Jill said...

We like whole grain pasta here. I hope you can get Paul to like it.

This Monday's lunch looks wonderful!

A Quiet Corner said...

I'm telling, Baby Girl!....:)JP

Kerri said...

How Fun! When my son was a wee one - he LOVED the Power Rangers!!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

We love whole grain pasta! I vote for seeing if Paul notices.

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

How much fun is your plate! We are huge whole grain pasta fans here!

Buttons said...

I laughed when I read this My Hero said the exact same thing about the pasta:)
You are a good Mom Lisa I want to come to your house to eat:) B

The Incredible Woody said...

The taste of whole grain pasta has improved by leaps and bounds in the last several years. And some brands are better than others!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Another imaginative, delicious looking meal! How neat that the "fun" pasta was whole grain!

Tiggeriffic said...

I put whole grain pasta in a regular box of pasta. Hubby saw the box and couldn't tell the difference.

TexWisGirl said...

too cute - and sneaky. :)

Sunnybrook Farm said...

I think he will figure it out since you put it on the blog, of course if he doesn't check the blog...
I think the smaller diameter the whole wheat pasta the better, the thick stuff gets a little tough it seems.

Angela said...

So cool! I don't think my boy has really seen the Power Rangers either. There are a few shows that I try not to let him watch! lol

Out on the prairie said...

My kids played with those figure. I will have to look for the pasta for them.LOL

Sharon Wagner said...

What a great feeling to see an empty plate and healthy smiles all around. Pasta power to the rescue!

Michaele said...

Well, I am with Paul on the whole grain pasta idea. Maybe it is time I tried it again also?

alissa apel said...

My husband doesn't like whole grain pasta either. What's wrong with our men? HA HA I've never watched the Power Rangers myself. I bet my boys would like it.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Can I have some pleae?
Thank you for your concern of me.
I am fine- but mommy is not well right now.
love
tweedles

Becky Jane said...

I enjoy ww pasta, but my husband and kids don't. Maybe I should try some fun shapes! Thanks for the tip. Your muffin food looks so yummy!

Valerie said...

Power ranger whole grain pasta...I need some today!! :)

Fun lunch, and great yard sale finds too!!

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Espectacular....
Cumprimentos

Our Neck of the Woods said...

How fun! That sounds like a good dinner; one I'd even love to eat!

Maple Lane said...

Like others, I think the taste has improved over the last few years. Good for the boys!!!!

Grandma Bonnie said...

We don't eat much pasta since the kids have grown and left. I bet they would have gotten a kick out of Power Rangers pasta. All four of my kids were into the Power Rangers. I even painted life size power rangers on their play room wall. I wished later on I would have taken a picture of the painting before we painted over them. Oh well live and learn.

Are We There Yet! said...

I don't eat pasta at all, now my Hubs is a different story. He is Italian so if there is no pasta in the house, there is nothing to eat. Whole grain..!!! not sure he would be willing to try that.

Michelle said...

My kids have vetoed the "brown spaghetti" as they have called it. Now I buy the protein fortified stuff.

Renae said...

Manhn! I wish I was your kid getting those fun lunches! Believe it when I say my dear Mommy never made lunch or breakfast, unless we had house (overnight) guests. But she always made dinner. Always dinner always had potatoes!!! Do I eat potatoes now you ask? Only in for form of Lay's Potato Chips at a BBQ or Subway - hahahaha. Have a great day/evening.

Mary said...

Ninja stuff is always a winner with the little guys, I find.

Nancy Claeys said...

I actually don't mind whole grain pasta, but don't cook it as much as I should.

SweetMarie said...

My son loved the Power Rangers!
We have switched to brown rice and whole wheat pasta. We're trying to eat better. :)

mare ball said...

We switched to whole grain pasta a year ago, and now can't tell the diff. It does take some adjustment, but we really like it now. The power rangers are adorable! I like your muffin tin lunches. I just wrote a post w/ pics...30 lunches for 30 days. I got tired of making the same things! So I got creative!

Barbara said...

I made the switch to whole grain pasta and my family didn't even notice the difference. Although I have to say that mine doesn't come in cool shapes like that!