Thursday, April 2, 2009

baby fud

Half of the family had baby food on Tuesday.

When I left for work, I pointed Finn's food out to dad, including the chicken and lentil paste in the glass bowl.

Then I went to work.

I purposely put baby food on my burrito. It was a chicken and avocado paste that had been in the fridge just a touch too long to give to Finn, but just fine for me and my big girl digestive system.

It was pretty good.

When I came home, Dad said that Max Cat was in the basement because he at all the "white stuff" that Dad was defrosting for the boy. "You mean the chicken and lentil? That's why I pointed out the bowl in the fridge, so you could use that first."

"Oh, that was for Finn? I made a sandwich out of it."

Heh. It was a little bland. And smooth. But Dad figured "Karen does things differently. It's probably really healthy."

I do, and it is. Pete and I had the rest of it yesterday with rice, salsa, some spices, and cheese in a tortilla.

Again, it was pretty good.

We've come a long way on the solid food front.
Everyone is eating baby food.

Finn has had carrots, squash, beets, sweet potato, peas, avocado, applesauce, bananas, blueberries, cauliflower & millet, and I feel like I am missing something... oh yeah, the above mentioned chicken dishes.

In any case, he likes it all, though the chicken and avocado may take some getting used to. I am going to toast up some whole grains for cereal on my days off here. We'll start with brown rice.

I've been making everything and storing it. Which is both easier and harder than it sounds. It's easy to steam/mash/put things together, but figuring out a way to do that without plastic and aluminum was not as easy. I wound up ordering little glass jars online, and I just ordered some stainless steel ice cube trays that are newly available.

Why no plastic or aluminum? Possible chemical leaching. Plus, aluminum, while easy to recycle, is costly and damaging to mine and produce. I wind up having to use it for a lot of baking, but for Finn, I try to keep it out of contact with his food.

I freeze it on waxed paper in tablespoon dollops, then transfer it to the little glass jars.

The little glass jars are also taking over from the plastic for breast milk storage. It's really working out great.

I need to put together some meal plans for the boy, so I can make sure he is getting enough protein and iron, also make it easier for him to poop.

The days of the curry diaper are over.


mostcurious said...

my gosh he's a cute baby.

Ginger Knits said...

agree (muchos)

susan said...

So Finn is learning to share--with his food! Sounds like a little chaos but oh well, you all loved the fud made originally for baby. But what a good menu! Millet and brown rice sound good for first grains. And he's so cute in his chair! Love to all--