It’s my job to make dinner around the house. I like cooking and I find grocery shopping to be a relaxing way to spend a weekend morning. Each aisle is filled with new possibilities, an entire library of ingredients you can combine to make a unique new dish or an easy old favourite.

The only thing frustrating about being the one to make the meals is my kids only want noodles.

Each morning I plan out that night’s dinner and as I scramble to pull something from the freezer and ask them what I should make the answer is always the same: NOODLES!

Well, I’ve found a way to acquiesce to the tribe’s demands by taking those same noodles and playing with the sauces. I can squeeze in different vegetables they might not eat on their plate when it’s pureed into a sea of tomato goodness, right

AND .. I’m moving away from boxes of noodles and getting the boys to make their own. We’ve been using the new Philips Compact Pasta Maker the past few weeks and the boys have been eager to be involved in the nightly dinner making process.

This is all kinds of win, guys. They do some of the work, they’re getting creative in their recipes, they’re trying new things, they’re learning to cook, they’re more involved in their diet.

The Philips Compact Pasta Maker is really just a couple of ingredient pours, a button press, and then a noodle slice. Easy enough for a 7 year old to do it.

Here’s a video of Charlie and I working our way through an Italian seasoning spaghetti with meatballs!

This post is sponsored by Philips

Philips Compact Pasta Maker

We’ve made it easier to make homemade pasta. Now, with the fully automatic Philips Pasta Maker, you can make fresh pasta and noodles much more often. Because your new pasta maker does all the hard work for you.

The Philips Viva Pasta & Noodle Maker has a seamless and compact design. You can easily keep it on the countertop or store it in the cabinet without occupying a lot space.

To create your favorite pasta shapes, simply attach one of the pasta shaping discs to the pasta maker. With the machine there are 3 default classic shaping discs for Spaghetti, Penne and Fettuccini.

Accompanying the machine there is a recipe book created by culinary experts, giving inspiration for fresh homemade and delicious pasta and noodles.

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