After a hard day’s shopping at the NCT nearly new sale on Saturday I was really in the mood for spending time in the kitchen. Don’t ask me why, but I really wanted to prepare something. Although we had tried Freya with mashed potato I wondered how a cottage pie would go down. Our cottage pie (which was really yummy incidentally) had mince beef, onion, tinned carrots, red pepper, baked beans, cumin, sage, Worcester sauce and chives, with a little butter and milk in the mash. Freya had her spoon again and ate quite a bit of the mashed potato. I think the heat put her off the meat although she gave it her best shot.
Freya now really wants to join us in every meal. Whenever we have food she stares and stares and smiles slightly and stares until we relent and give her some of what we’re eating. Bagel and Philly went down quite well for breakfast this morning although knowing how much mess Phillidelphia makes, I did scrape off most of it before giving it to her. We were in bed after all!
Tonight’s dinner is pork, sweet potato, butter-nut sqaush and red pepper. I will update if something interesting happens as she’s had all this before. Just for reference I put sage over the pork and have that middle/top in the oven. The butter-nut squash is peeled and cubed and thrown in a sandwich bag that has a couple of teaspoons of olive oil in it. Toss it around and then put it on the baking tray. Top up the olive oil and repeat with any other veg (courgette, red peeper etc) but before doing it to the sweet potato cut into chips and add a teaspoon or so of paprika to the bag. I confess this is most definitely something I got from Aitch on the www.babyledweaning.com website, but it is truly scrummy and everyone should try it!
Oh, and by the way, Freya definitely does have a tooth! Hooray! It’s just at the bottom left whereas I thought I had seen one at the top right… My little baby is growing up. <sigh>