Friday, June 24, 2011

Baby Food! A Shameless Plug for a New Favorite Book.

So we’ve been making baby food for almost two months now and it just gets hard to come up with new combinations to make eating fun for my little Sweet Pea. Then I was introduced to this book.

First I must admit that I do not own this book yet. I have “borrowed”a recipe or two from my dear friend Stephanie and have fallen in love. Sweet Pea loved the first recipe and we’re trying the second tonight. The best part is that they were SOOO easy to make!! I even like them. In fact, the most recent one I made makes for a pretty nice soup for adults. Maybe we’ll have some for dinner tonight. (wait, is that like stealing food from a baby?)…. never mind.

The point is that the recipes in the book are fabulous and if you were looking for a new recipe book to pick up for your kids, this is definitely the one. Let me give you a sneak peak so that you will be more convinced:

The first recipe I tried with Sweet Pea was the Apple, Peach, Strawberry Compote. Sweet Pea was about done with peaches on their own and liked them ok, but not amazingly – then I introduced the compote and it was like a taste explosion in her mouth!… in a good way… She LOVED it! We’ve mixed it with Oatmeal for a yummy breakfast, yogurt for a yummy dessert, or just eaten it on its own. So how do you make this fabulous compote?

Step One: Ingredients

I used - 3 Organic Gala Apples (peeled, cored, and chopped), 1 carton of Organic strawberries (chopped), and 3 medium Organic Nectarines (peeled, and chopped).

Step Two: Cook

Dump the apples in a pot and just cover them with water – set to boil while you’re chopping the peaches and strawberries. When you’re done chopping the rest of the fruit the apples should be about half done, dump in the rest of the fruit and continue to boil for another 7-10 minutes.

Step Three: Puree

Spoon or Pour the compote into your favorite pureeing device (ood processor, blender, Magic Bullet) and puree until smooth.

The best part is that this is a great recipe for freezing! Yummy fruit compote for days to come!

The book has all the nutritional information, serving sizes, and other important tid-bits right next to the recipes AND its not just for babies!! There are recipes in the book that are great for older kids too. I can’t wait to buy it!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Happy Birthday to Nicole!!

Grace's very best bud Nicole turns 1 tomorrow! In honor of her awesomeness I thought it would be cool to share with youl this way awesome personalized card making tool on Shutterfly! Here's the card I made for Nicole:

5x7 Folded Card
View the entire collection of cards.

AND! if you order before June 9th you can get 5 of your cards free (you do have to pay shipping and tax which is a little over a $1 per card) Just use the code: DADCARD at check out.

Happy Birthday Nicole!