Prepping [a] Baby Food[ie]

This is my blog about family meals from scratch. As my babies ["LL""Baby Boy-yer"] are now 3 and 1 years old, it has become less about "baby food." Lately, we've been trying to focus more on having family dinners where everyone eats the same thing, with no exceptions for the little ones. But just search the posts because we have plenty of baby food recipes from the last few years. We're always looking for ideas on what to make to keep this family healthy and trying new things. Join me, and submit recipes and tips of your own!

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Oh boy even with my diabeetus I can become Miss America #showmeyourpump

I haven’t been able to get a pump yet but if I did, I’d be selfie-ing it up right now. Very inspired by this woman and the response of the t1D community.

Picking tomatoes

This is why no one cooks better than Nonna. Just a dinner of leftovers: roasted peppers, grilled marinated zucchini, baked sweet potato and veal scaloppine.

Too much improvisation is definitely possible with meatloaf. Looks and tastes good but the texture is unbelievably wrong. Good thing no one else in the house had ever tried meatloaf and so it wasn’t noticed.

Too much improvisation is definitely possible with meatloaf. Looks and tastes good but the texture is unbelievably wrong. Good thing no one else in the house had ever tried meatloaf and so it wasn’t noticed. **Actually it firmed up nicely the next day.

"Mommy, this is the best dinner ever. I will never forgive you."

"You’ll never forget it?”

"I’ll never forget it ever."

Aww.

Roasted leg of lamb
Roasted asparagus, cauliflower and mushrooms
Red onion bread from the fab little German bakery in Windsor http://www.thegermanbakery.co.uk

English Peas

Simply delicious. We love to shell them and eat them raw (while having some drinks at the coffee shop.) Fresh from the Windsor Farm Shop.

It’s got to be weird for to be the child of a T1D. LL knows what foods are high in sugar and good to eat during an episode of hypoglycemia. Boy-yer pretends to inject himself with insulin and LL did the same when she was his age. Maybe everyone at that age thinks their own experiences are totally normal?

LL has been telling me lately that she wants to be the mama and I will be her baby. Tonight she said that she would keep her baby (me) healthy by never giving me donuts. It’s funny that she brought this up on the last day of school, after the end of year party where I let her have whatever desserts she wanted, including a mini donut.* The whys of the healthy eating habits I’m trying to instil may not be totally comprehended, but I’ll take it. Something must be sinking in.

*As a side note, I was so relieved this year to have a teacher and other parents in LL’s class that really believe in healthy eating and by and large even at class parties, provided mostly or exclusively healthy options. The occasional treats, like at her end of school party, were truly the exception and that made me feel so much more comfortable as a parent letting her indulge in them.

A (now former) teacher at my daughter’s (also now former) school writes a pretty amazing blog and I’m loving this post. Check it out.

Just a little stir fry