Wednesday, March 11

Eat and Be Merry

Sweet potatoes were another success despite the fact that it looks like we just rubbed them all over her face and shirt.

They were a little more time consuming than peas, but still pretty simple and one sweet potato made enough to fill an ice cube tray and a half, plus what she ate.

Sweet Potatoes
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wash sweet potato, poke with a fork several times, and wrap in aluminum foil (skin still on), and place on baking sheet. Bake 30-60 minutes until soft. This is where I messed up - I had a really big potato so it didn't get soft all the way through. I should have cooked it longer. Scoop potato out of skin and place in food processor -- alternatively, you can just mash with a potato masher -- and puree. Serve.

If it is too thick, you can add milk or water until you reach the desired consistency. You can also peel, cube and boil sweet potatoes, but they don't hold as many nutrients that way. It is quicker, but I just popped them in the oven while preparing dinner, so it was really no hassle.

Here's what Nora thought:

It's good!

Nora has also started to learn how to use a sippy. I thought we would go straight for the big kid cup first, then learn to use a cup with a lid, but that resulted in a very angry baby when I wouldn't let her tip it all the way upside down. This sippy pours, instead of having to be sucked, so hopefully, it is a good alternative. She seems to really enjoy drinking water even though most of it just dribbles down the front of her shirt!

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