If it were up to our kids, we would eat spaghetti at least twice a week. Every single time I ask them what they want for dinner, they both shout out spaghetti. It cracks me up. I don't know what it is about it, but from day one they have loved it. Even Eli's nephew raved about it. I got the recipe from my mom. She now does things a little different.
I have been trying to spare Eli and not make it every week...this the kids aren't happy about. But I pleasured them this week and made it. They jumped up and down - literally - when I told them that was what I was making. Getting their plates ready I put a fairly big scoop on Seth's plate and then a heaping scoop on Swae's. Swae always asks for seconds of spaghetti. I honestly gave her a bigger scoop than I took for myself. Along with that they got garlic bread and corn. I got them to the table before serving myself and before I could sit down, Seth was almost completely through his spaghetti and telling me that he was going to want more. So before I sat down, I put another scoop on his plate.
Not once did I have to ask either one of them to "please eat." They were relatively quiet because they were constantly shoveling food in their mouth. Swae cleaned her entire plate. And while she was still eating asked if she could have leftovers in her lunch. I swear, she can't get enough of it. Tomorrow she will be happy to have spaghetti and garlic bread to eat.
I love when they eat like that. I love knowing that they walked away full and satisfied. And of course it makes me feel good to hear how yummy it was.