When my helper was on vacation last month, I brought the girls out for meals out more often instead of cooking. Guess after cleaning and cooking one meal a day, the thought of cleaning up dishes, pots and pans really freaked me out. I envisioned my poor fingers all stripped to bones as my fingers are quite sensitive to dish-washing liquid soap and I hate to put on gloves.
One of those days, I brought the girls to Pasta Mania, their favourite fast food restaurant. Rae loves Pizza with lots of cheese and the pizzas in Pasta Mania is reasonably priced and tastes good, unlike Pizza Hut's quality which had gone from bad to worst.
The service in Pasta Mania was also good although you need to order and pay at the counter first. But they are very polite and helpful and brought the cutlery to my table although I could have done it myself.
I ordered a kid's Alfredo pasta for Lea as I worry that the regular portion might be too much for her. I chose Penne as it is easier to handle. But she really loved it and finished almost the whole plate of it, except for a few spoonfuls which I gave to Rae cos she was starving waiting for her pizza. Rae had the Margherita pizza (Mozzarella cheese and tomato!) and she loved it too.
It was wonderful to see them eat and enjoy their meal when normally on that day. I could enjoy my own meal of Spinach Tortellini in peace.