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Today I thought it would be fun to make noodle letters and cream sauce. First – make your noodles. I used angel hair pasta, but spaghetti or fettuccine may work better or just as well. When I cooked my noodles, I added some olive oil to the water so that they did not stick together.
After cooking and draining the noodles, I rinsed a handful of them with cool water so that the children did not burn their hands. I then gave each child a cutting board (or plate would work well), and we started making our letters! My son started making the letter K, and I told my daughter to make a sight word. They got right to work!
This was a great activity to help reinforce the letters for my 4 year old son. It was also a great fine motor activity…picking up and stretching little noodles can be a little tricky. My 8 year old daughter had fun by writing the sight word ‘and’. If we had done this activity during the school year, I would have asked her to write her spelling words.
After making our noodle letters, we had a delicious meal with the remaining noodles we did not use … below is our favorite recipe for cream sauce… It is a must try! Also, please note: Do not double this recipe. If you want to make more of it, you need to make 2 batches.
1 stick of butter
1 pint whipping cream (1/2 a quart of whipping cream)
1 small can tomato paste
3 cloves garlic (chopped up)
1 small onion (chopped up)
salt and pepper to taste
In a double broiler, cook all ingredients for 1.5 hours. This recipe can be frozen or made the day before.
This recipe is a family favorite, and the directions I have are that simple. Basically you chop up the onions and garlic and place in a pot with the butter. Cook that until they brown a little. Then add the whipping cream and the tomato paste and cook for 1.5 hours over a double broiler. (Submerge your pot with all the ingredients in a pot of boiling water and leave boiling/cooking for 1.5 hours).