Wednesday, August 23, 2006


I've never really enjoyed cooking. I'm not much of a food person, give me dessert anyday. But one of the things my husband and I felt pretty strongly about, was always giving Elliot homemade baby food. I had a slow start preparing his meals. At the start, it was my husband who'd whip up a selection of foods for Boy on the weekends, and sometimes my mother-in-law would cook something here and there. But it was hardly ever me. And that just doesn't seem right, does it? I was given a baby and toddler cookbook a month ago, and it had been OK. I enjoyed making Elliot different foods, but up until recently, it had all been pureed food you'd only give to babies. I wish I'd taken a picture of my first 'proper' meal for Boy... risotto with butternut squash. I was so incredibly excited, I made everyone in the house taste it, and I was bouncing around, I could hardly contain myself! And Elliot LOVED it, that's what made it the best feeling ever. I can't help thinking what else can I cook? What's next? I can't remember the last time I've been this excited.


  1. Isn't that fun though? I make a lot of Alyssa's food but sometimes I am just too tired to ccok it. My last was her fruit. It was Kiwi, Mango and I was so happy because she loved it so. She is also a huge fan of squash but I haven't made it for her in weeks. Now you made me feel bad I think I'll have to go make it for her. She's made it quite easy for me though as she prefers grown up food for quite sometimes. Oh how she loves pasta and chicken.

  2. Good for you! I'm slowly learning to cook myself (not that I'm on the menu, you know what I mean). Nothing says success as when your child cleans his plate and dare I say it, he asks for more. Yipee!

  3. Risotto is no easy thing to cook and babies are hard to please. Congrats!

  4. Congratulations on your meal! Risotto is quite impressive! Good job.

  5. Yay! Homemade baby food! I did that too. My son has been eating homemade babyfood since he was 6 months. He is insulted if I offer him Gerber. He prefers very flavorful, adult foods like Spaghetti and meatballs, Spinach Chicken Pasta and Shepherd's Pie.

    I know that feeling when you first cook your own food for the baby. It's a feeling of accomplishment, success and happiness to provide.

    Way to go! Annabel Karmel is my favorite recipe book. You can google her name for her books, and website.


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