Wednesday, 29 June 2011

No Added Sugar Frozen Yoghurt

Why is it when I've been on holiday to Southern Europe it seems possible to have heat without feeling like you're going to suffocate?  

Monday, 27 June 2011

Too Hot!

My son has been off his food a bit recently.  I was wondering if it was the heat.  For some reason despite it being around 30 degrees outside and full on humid, I decided to do cooking today.  WTF?!  For all that, we seem to have had a better eating day today than recently.  I made him quesadillas adding some baby chilli and cheese as filling.  It worked a treat:

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Salmon and Spinach Fishcakes - for babies and toddlers

Sorry about the lack of posts this week, it's been a busy one; been working funny hours at work and our little angel is fond of somewhere between 4am and 5am being 'morning'!  Ah, I'm told it will change and I'll need a crowbar when he's a teenager.  Is it wrong to be looking forward to that?

Well I'm making him some fishcakes for lunch which is a variation on the potato cakes recipe but I've changed that much it's almost a recipe in its own right.  Also I think they're much more delicious and less effort than my other fishcake recipe.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Chicken Curry for Babies or Toddlers

My little man is a bit off colour.  He had his MMR a couple of weeks ago and he's come out in a rash.  It's apparently quite common as they can get a mild case of measles.  Anyway, he often does better with new foods than foods he's had loads of times so sometimes I find when he's off colour feeding him something new is the way to go, so as with all good ideas, this came to me in bed.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Crumble - Do Something Nice For Your Man

I don't know any men who don't like crumble.  It's such boy food.  Seeing as it's Father's Day approaching and seeing as us Mums are busy people, if you've not got a present planned, you could do worse than this.  Also in the spirit of frugal week, the upside is you probably have many of the ingredients in the house or might be able to beg, borrow or scrounge from relatives.

Frugal Cooking - have you checked your cupboards or freezer lately?

We were away for a holiday recently and then the weekend after we were with my husband's parents so it all means we're very low on food in the house.  I hate shopping with my son nowadays.  It's not because he behaves badly, it's just because I can't concentrate and end up missing half of the things from my list.  Don't get me started on internet shopping either.  I tried it for a while and it was ok but the amount of times things arrived which were wrong, damaged, defrosted or just poor quality, it wasn't worth it.

Friday, 10 June 2011

My Breastfeeding Journey

Sunday the 5th June was the last time I breastfed my son.  I've run the gamut of emotions since, mostly upset until I developed mastitis and just wanted it all to be over.

It got me thinking about my relationship with breastfeeding, how it's changed me and the journey I've been on.

13 months ago, I gave birth to my son in a waterpool.

Monday, 6 June 2011

Minced Turkey Nuggets

This is based upon a chicken nuggets recipe for babies I found on a baby led weaning website.  I'm not 100% convinced that all babies under 12 months would be ok with them, they did come out a little firm but I suppose traditional bought chicken nuggets are a bit firm too.  I changed the bread to pitta bread and took out the mayo from the original recipe.  It might be that which has made the nuggets heavier but the crumbs for the outside where good even though not toasted.  They were softer inside with the breadcrumb coating but I ran out mid way which is why some were breaded and some weren't.  Still tasty though and an option if you haven't got the time to bread them (it's not often I do but my son decided to have a good nap this morning!)

The original recipe claims you can also cook these from frozen for 45 minutes.  I've yet to try this and to be honest I probably won't.  Cooking poultry from frozen is not something I'd normally recommend.  I would suggest you leave them to defrost then cook as per the normal instructions.

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Travelling with a baby or young toddler

Apologies about the lack of posts, we've been away for a week in the UK.  It got me thinking on the way back and I thought I'd share some tips about long car journeys I've learned so far.