Winter Magic

Winter Magic
"Jump, and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall." ~ Ray Bradbury

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Cooking for Baby: Foods for Baby and Family

I've always loved family dinner time, and now that baby bug is ready to move past pureed foods my goal is to try to incorporate cooking for baby with cooking for family.  The easiest way to do this (for now) is to make one item in the dinner menu "baby friendly" so that she can sit and eat with us at dinner-time.  This series of posts will include "baby friendly" recipes that were successful.

Family menu:  pork chops, mashed potatoes, spinach salad, and Italian potato & squash

Food for baby: Italian potato & squash

1 large potato peeled (I used a yellow sweet potato)
1 large summer squash peeled (I used a light green zucchini type)
4 large basil leaves
1/4 red onion
2 tbs olive oil

Cut potato and squash into small bite-sized pieces, place in deep pan and cover with water.  Cook on burner until it comes to a boil.  Meanwhile, chop up onion and basil and add to the pan.  Once it comes to a boil, cover and let simmer for 15 - 20 minutes or until tender enough for baby.  Then drain liquid using a colander, mix with olive oil, and serve. 

Baby bug loved this and we did too!  I had enough left over for lunch the next day and I froze two 4 oz portions for the future.

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