1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (didn’t use any)
Combine 2 cups water and tomatoes in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at high 3 minutes or until water boils; cover and let stand 10 minutes or until soft. Drain and chop; set aside. (I didn’t do this as I used tomatoes already in oil)
Place 1/3 cup water and vegetable broth in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Stir in couscous. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 8 minutes or until tender. The couscous cooked very fast, watch it! Remove from heat; stir in tomatoes and remaining ingredients. I added chicken to my husbands plate and chicken-less to mine, leaving the entire dish together
Notes: I did cook the chicken way ahead of time while Rowan was asleep. When he’s up it’s very hard to get things done.
Brandon eats meat, I do not. I have been giving Rowan meat and meat substitutes. For this meal, I will make the chicken and use chicken-less strips from TJs. I will let you know how it went. Via: My Recipes and Cooking … Continue reading →
I did something I didn’t think I would. I gave Rowan jar food. I was desperate, he was hungry and wouldn’t sleep until he had lunch. It was in the cabinet, a gift from family and organic. I figure, the kid is almost ten months and he eats everything, trying it won’t keep him from eating the good stuff. The ingredients weren’t so bad, mostly natural.
It’s becoming really easy to feed him teething biscuits, puffs and teething crackers. I did so well when he first started eating solids. I pureed everything! Now that I can’t turn to frozen baby food, if I’m not prepared and the kitchen is not stocked, it’s so easy to turn to whatever is most accessible.
Buy mini tupperware containers
When cutting up fruit/cooking veggies/grains, etc. make more than baby will eat and put in containers for meals for the next two days
Excellent things to keep in fridge: rice, quinoa, pasta, couscous, chopped tortilla, torn up pieces of bread
When going out on errands bring a little container of cheerios, puffs or Baby Mum Mums (these aren’t messy)
When in doubt a banana and a baby spoon travel well, you can just scoop the banana right out of the peal