Saturday, November 5, 2011

Mystery Food

Thought I would go ahead and post another mystery food.  

This was last night's meal, and a new food for her was included.
So far, we haven't tried anything too crazy.  These are simple foods.  Also, to be honest, I did use an organic puree ready made in this one.  
I need a better food processor so I can do that all by myself a little better.  

Any guesses on this one?  I'll give you a hint, it is seasonally appropriate!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

She's Baaaaaack

You may have read this post before about a sub The Biggest One had in Kindergarten,at a different local school.  Well, today, we had her again.  I was shocked.  I was more shocked because The Big One remembered her!  I was totally blown away by that alone.  Though The Big One made an initial impression on the sub, it was apparently not a lasting one.  The Sub simply told her "I work there every Thursday and Friday.  So it is very possible."
Thanks, lady.
Unfortunately, as The Big One has an after school program sometimes, I didn't get to ask the sub myself if she still has "quite a personality".  I'd love to finally know what she meant by that.  Instead, I'll just stick with what I said the first time, and agree with The Sub, that in all her fabulous, quirkyness, The Big One really does have quite an incredible and wonderful personality.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Guess The Mystery Food

I have decided to do things a little differently the third time around when it comes to feeding a baby.  I suppose I am going old school with this.  Really old school.
I started checking out what all was in a lot of the processed, prepackaged baby foods, and quite frankly, I didn't like it.
I called up my mom, and ask what all she and her eleven siblings (yes you read that correctly) would have been given as a baby.   Her answers kind of shocked me at first.  The foods they were given, sausage gravy, grits, soup beans, may not all be super healthy or things I would try, but it started to dispell the myth that babies shouldn't eat anything that doesn't come in a jar with a label for me.
So, I decided to make my own food this time around.
The Littlest One is just over six months old now, and she should be able to handle most foods.   Therefore, I give her real food.  I throw it in my food chopper, get the texture a little better for her, and go for it.
I have to tell you, she loves it.  She didn't care for the baby cereal oatmeal that I bought, and now have sitting on a shelf and until I find someone else to give it to.  I can't say I blame her.  That stuff smells bad.  However, she loves real oatmeal.  I over cook it, and don't salt it, but still it tastes better than what she had before.  Mix it with a little fruit, and man has she got a great meal.
We are doing that will all kinds of things now, and as she gets older, and her body matures more, I will start giving her more and more foods that I think she should love.
Hence, a new series of posts, "Guess The Mystery Food".
Can you guess what I fed her?
I'll check back in about a day and see if anyone knows what it is after I post it.

Simple foods, made fresh.
That's how we roll these days, and we both love it.