NATIONAL BABY FOOD WEEK
I’m a bad mom. I have never made baby food from scratch, nor did I ever have any desire to do so. This week was my time for redemption – National Baby Food Week. I started my mission by searching the interweb for ‘interesting baby food recipes’. I came across the site weelicious.com and picked a few recipes that I thought I could handle. The first one was called Spinach Gnocch-wee. Basically this is just spinach and ricotta & parmesan cheese blended together and then made into little balls that you boil. Simple enough, I can handle this one. Since the recipe calls for the balls to be put in the freezer for 30 minutes before boiling, I opted to make these during my lunch hour so they were ready for cooking after work.
Dinnertime arrived and I was ready to boil:
Hmmmm…..something seems awry…..my beautifully rolled balls instantly disintegrated as soon as they hit the boiling water. That’s not supposed to happen, right? I was perplexed. I looked back at the recipe and quickly realized my mistake….flour. I have completely overlooked the 2 tablespoons of flour as one of the ingredients. Awesome. On the bright side, I had only obliterated half of my balls. I was able to mash the rest of them back into a dough and added the flour (only 1 tablespoon…see, I’m not that dumb!). Boiling part 2:
Great success! Now after all that, how will they stack up against my baby boy’s palate?
Well, I think it’s safe to say I will most likely not be locking this one down in my recipe box. The next one I found was MUCH easier – Avocado. That’s it! Avocado! I can totally not mess this one up! I opted to cut it up into chunks rather than mash it up since Leo prefers finger foods these days. He seemed a little more receptive to this one:
I am all for experimenting with new foods for my kids, but I will probably hang up my chef hat and stick to the culinary creations by Gerber.