Sunday, January 6, 2008

Mmm... Mmmm... Good

I know. I'm obsessed with solids. It's partially because Little Man loves them so much. So far, we have tried: potatoes, sweet potatoes, peas, rice cereal, barley, oatmeal, pears, kiwi, mango, avocado, apples, prunes, carrots, acorn squash. Soon enough it will be time to mix things up. So I'm thinking about recipes and what can be made.

Last night, I made a sweet potato risotto (and oh dear god it was tasty... appropriately creamy but not with the strong taste of squash or sage as I've had before with risotto). I'd highly recommend. This week, Little Man will also try peaches and green beans. But with things like avocado and sweet potatos, I've been making it for us and feeding some to him too. I like it because it integrates meal time into not just him and us, but all of us eating.

Weird, right?


Jessica said...

I've been meaning to ask - where do you get barley cerreal? I've looked in the hot cereal aisles in several grocery stores, but I've never seen it.

D has texture issues with oatmeal (and rice makes him constipated), but barley sounds like something he might enjoy, if only I could find it!

Lori said...

Don't forget bananas! He likes those, too.

badmommy said...

Jessica, I get it in the baby food aisle at Target. Gerber has some. You can also get grown up barley and grind it down then cook it, as described here: Then I guess you could find that in the bulk food aisle.

I love the barley. I'll pick up an extra box and mail it to you next time I'm at Target.

Jessica said...

Oh that's not necessary - we have a Target here! But thanks for the tip.