When I think of fun food, alphabet noodles is at the top of my list! How can you not love the idea of making little tiny letters out of pasta! It's easy to find Alphabet Soup packed with sodium and other things, (or even alphabet cereal full of sugar) but it's just as easy to boil your own alphabet noodles and turn it into a veggie filled pasta dish! You can find plain, dry alphabet noodles where you buy all your other noodles, it's just usually a top shelf type of product - usually found in a bag.
Fall is a perfect time to boil them and chop up any vegetables that you have leftover in your fridge. We enjoyed this with carrots, celery, cucumber, green pepper, tomatoes, and onion. We added a little Italian Dressing (which we seem to eat a lot of- but you can make your own with this recipe ). The best thing about it is that it can be served cold, so you can always plan to make it ahead, and it's a quick lunch or dinner whenever you need it! (pasta recipe below)
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