Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Rainbow Connection: Link Your Rainbows!

Oooh, Rainbows! 
I love colourful rainbows  ♥ As do my 3 girls,  Pickle, and judging by the bazillion rainbow boards on Pinterest, so many others :)  So I thought it would be fantastic fun to have a rainbow linky party! I invite you to link your rainbow posts and share your family-friendly rainbow-themed food, crafts, activities, and experiences. 

Guess what I made Sprout & Birdie for lunch? Rainbow butterfly pasta! They love plain pasta with just parmesan cheese on it, but it's not very much fun to look at in my opinion...  It will be today!

This was a bit of an experiment :) I didn't have 6 little pots (or burners for that matter) to cook 6 different colours of pasta in, but I did have some empty mason jars... I wondered if I could cook all the colours at once in the microwave... I've never microwaved pasta... but why not?

Yep, I could :) I filled each jar with 2 cups of water, mixed a couple of drops of food colouring in each, and added about 1 cup of uncooked mini farfalle (butterflies). I cooked them in the microwave for 8 minutes on high, stirred, then another 8 minutes, at which point they were al dente, and since I'll be reheating them later today, done.

The purple didn't come put very purply, but I'm happy with the other colours! And I probably could have used less water - it would have heated faster - next time :) I can hardly wait until the girls see their rainbowlicious lunch!

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Update - Sprout loved making it rain grated parmesan cheese on her rainbow noodles, while Birdie smiled at hers, giggling and saying "so beautiful" ♥


And here's a school lunch I made for Bella, using the rainbow pasta:

Rainbow Pasta EasyLunchbox, also linked to The Weather Blog Hop

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Link to the Rainbow Connection!

Link your family-friendly rainbow food, craft, activity or experience posts below! 

Just for fun: Every linked post gets you a chance to win this little rainbow assortment of Lunchbox Love Notes! I have about a dozen sets, so I just picked some random cards in the right colours to make up a rainbow dozen to share with one of you :)


  1. This is fun! So many rainbow ideas! Loved your rainbow pasta. So creative!

  2. wow.. rainbow pasta..how come it doesn't cross my mind before.. great idea!

  3. Love the rainbow ideas too! They look so healthy! Thanks so much for inviting me over!!

    1. Thank you for connecting your rainbow activities!

  4. Love the rainbow activities! Thanks for visiting!

  5. All of these activities and food ideas looks so fun! Thanks so much for inviting me to come link over. It took me forever to get over here but I'm so glad I did. :)

  6. I noticed the link up button is closed already. I lost track of time and forgot to link up a few of my rainbow meals. I would love link up if you still may. Thanks!

    1. Please do link up! This link-up is closed, but the current link-up is still open until Monday night, then next week's begins when I get it posted on Tuesday - and so on each week I hope :)


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