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.