1. I've been making baby food. I never thought I would feel so fulfilled by steaming and mashing up food for AB. I've always wanted to make baby food, but never realized how easy it would be. And it's yummy (I've tasted all of it!) I've posted a fun recipe below.
|AB before a meal. Her response to eating outside. Her FAVorite. Can you tell?|
2. I've opened up an Instagram shop. Did you know there was such a thing? It's like a really organic grassroots etsy. People are selling vintage, homemade items to their followers on instagram. It's really fun and I hope you will head over to @BakerSales and follow me to see the latest items I post on there. I've found some really fun vintage book prints along with other vintage home decor to sell. It basically fuels my additction for estate sales. Please support my addiction. ;)
Find me on Instagram: @BakerSales
But seriously, if you have any specific items you've been looking for, please let me know so I can be on the lookout! I have my own list of things I'm looking for, so please add to it! I love shopping for other people.
Ok, Back to baby food.
I have been really good (at least I thought so) for the last 4 months since giving AB whole grain cereal, to keep her foods separate. I wanted her to learn to like foods as they were intended. Carrots. Peas. Squash. And she's done pretty good, with the exception of peas. Man, I agree. I don't like them either. (she won't know that. We don't want her growing up to be a picky eater like her mommy. - says Stephen)
|Sunday afternoons become food prep day. Carrots, Squash and Broccoli here. Frozen in individual servings.|
BUT, we've taken a slight turn from our "no mixing food" rule. She had one of those fancy pouches while we were traveling. She LOVED it. It had pumpkin, sweet potato, blueberry and apple. Can I get an Amen? The girl would not stop eating it. Her arms flapped like a little bird ready for more. (see below her response to bananas. Girls got bananas DOWN)
So, I decided to mix together a few items I had a home, and she LOVES them. I'm sure there will be parents out there that frown at mixing foods, but at this point, this teething girl doesn't want to eat much of anything at night, so in order to get her to eat, I'm mixing.
Here's what we had last night:
Kiwi (yum), Avocado (green goodness), Banana (her fav) and apple (because she's so sweet). And she loved it.
No blender needed. Just me and a fork and a bowl. So easy and it made a ton. I saved the unused amount in a cute little glass jar (no picture) in the fridge. We'll see today if it turned brown or not. I'll report back.
So, what do you feed your 8 month old? I'd love feedback. She now has almost 3 of her front teeth (1 top, 2 bottom) so I feel like she could handle puffs, etc. but she won't have anything to do with them. How do you get your children to eat with their hands? Stephen told me not to worry about it and that she will learn.
But if you saw the disgust she has on her face when food touches her hands, you would be doubtful too.
Recipes? Tips? Send them my way.
Until then, I've bought pumpkin puree. And I'm totally going to copy the expensive little pouch we bought. Can't wait to see if she likes my version as much as the store bought one! Mine will be made with love. Hope she can taste it. ;)