Friday, 30 April 2010

Pizza! Again! (29th April)

I successfully made my own pizzas from scratch. This pizza had a tiny bit of puree, then thinslices of beef tomatoes, thin slices of carrot (I grated slices off it) and a bit of mature cheddar, paprika and basil sprinkled on top.
I think that face says I can make it again.
It was beautiful and I'm proud of myself for sneaking some carrot in there.

Still struggling with breakfast (28th April)

So someone on Mumsnet suggested pancakes for breakfast, so I made some up with a wee bit of ginger and cinnamon in the batter. I decided scotch pancakes would be easier to hold. I also fried some blueberries in pineapple juice to have with them.
He did like them, but lost interest quickly. To be honest, I think he's just too tired to be larking about with food. He usually naps just after breakfast and when he's tired he doesn't like to do much.
Here he is resolutely not eating his pancakes.
I ate them instead. Waste not want not.

Banana is back in fashion (25th April)

He finds it easier to grab now, so doesn't shun it anymore.
He will shove the whole damned thing in his mouth if he could.

Lamb Bolognese (24th April)

Another homemade treat. I thought it was bloody tasty. I actually put some effort into this and it paid off. I gave it to him with fusilli instead of spaghetti because I think he would just get frustrated with spaghetti.

This smile reflects what he thought of it.
Oh yes, it was tasty.

Greek Salad (20th April)

Aside from the fact that he clearly thinks fruit and veg are more hassle than they are worth, Theo has inherited my taste in food.
Even with this in mind, I thought he would shun the salad because it has vegetables - and is therefore a waste of time - but it went down well. I think this is possibly because it has cheese in it. He did leave the peppers though (he's never liked them) and he tried an olive, but pulled a face and left them well alone after that.

Food is fun! (19th April)

I can't even remember what this was, but I decided I would let him have the bowl for a laugh.

Metro fish restaurant

I went out for the day with my parents (to a garden centre, as me and Mike want to grow many herbs and vegetables) and on the way back we stopped off at at fish and chip cafe type place. It's a posh chippy. I had fishcakes, which Theo loved and my mum had a fish medley type thing, so Theo got some prawns and smoked salmon, which also went down well.
He also liked the cheque tray.

Mummy's homemade corned beef hash (14th April)

It's nice when my cooking is appreciated, and he thought it was fab. Maybe a little bit too salty (it has beef stock in it, and corned beef is saltalicious), but I don't make it too often and I've recently found low salt stock. Winner.

He's so happy with that beef squishing through his fingers, bless.

Picnic! (11th April)

The weather was nice and my friends invited us out for a picnic, so we packed up tasty foods and went to Heaton Park.
Theo ended up being boring and having cheese sandwiches, ham sanwiches, houmous on ryvita and philadelphia on ryvita. Here he is chilling twixt all the food.

Later we all got 99s. I felt a bit bad about Theo not having any, and he clearly wanted some. I'm fairly sure it's on the list of things not for babies, but I play fast and loose with these rules anyway, so I let him have a lick.

Cute. Fact.

More spoonfeeding (lazy mummy) (9th April)

More heinz stuff from a tin (spaghetti this time). It's just quicker to spoonfeed him, as BLW is obviously more fun for him, but he will sit there larking about for half an hour, whereas if I'm in a hurry, spoonfeeding takes maybe ten minutes.

I'm trying to find excuses, if you couldn't tell.
Anyway, he had to have it in his nappy because his nappy leaked and he has bath and bed after he eats, so there was no point putting him in something new just for it to get messy.

Pasta is up there with bread in Theo's world, so he ate almost half a tin.
I did consider giving him his tea like this from now one as he is wipe clean. His clothes aren't.

Mummy attempts spoonfed breakfast. Hilarity ensues (9th April)

He really doesn't like breakfast much. Takes after his Daddy.
I, however, think it's the most important meal of the day, and he needs to get into the routine of having breakfast. So here he is with some heinz baby porridge with peaches.

May as well have been shit. He refused to eat it, but had a lot of fun playing with it.
"I'm going to drop it mummy!"

You can see here that the bowl has ended up in the graveyard of unwanted food.
It ended up on the floor.

The tins and spoons come out

Whoo! it's been a while. I blame the new phone. So I have a lot of catching up to do.
This was on the 6th of April.
I know, I know. it's in a jar. It's not for tiny fingers to pick up, but I was in a rush.
obviously he loved it. He ate loads and loads and loads, which makes me worry unnecessarily about whether he is getting enough food with BLW. *sigh*

Eventually spoon guilt got me and I gave him some on a ryvita. In Theo's world ryvita makes everything better, so it went down a treat.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Tomato and macaroni

This was most enjoyable, but extremely frustrating for him. In hindsight, macaroni is a really bad pasta to give to a baby. He couldn't grab it because it was too small and slippy. I eventually gave him a spoon with sauce on it so he could get some.

He went for a more direct method after grabbing it didn't work.

He needed a bath after.
Next time I'll use fusilli. Larger and easier to grab methinks.

Sunday dinner

Went to Grandma and Grandpa's for Sunday dinner (on a monday) and Theo was on top form. He had some beef, some yorkshire pudding, many green beans (ok 3, but that's a lot for him) and, ahem, a chocolate lolly. Still counts as Easter.
He shoved the whole damned lolly in his mouth, and then it broke off the stick. I thought he would choke, but no, he soldiered on with this chuck of chocolate until it had all melted. He did dribble a lot of it out, but he had a lot of it. No more chocolate now I think.

Easter Sunday at great Nana's

Yes that is a chocolate bunny. It's Easter, sue me.
He didn't eat it all, but he damn well enjoyed it.

Cheesy baby

I made macaroni cheese from scratch. Get me. Theo liked it, but I don't think he found cheesy enough. Most ended up being rubbed into his face. He smelt of cheese for the rest of the day.

Houmous at Nana and Grandad's

Nana doesn't really like the idea of BLW, (she's been supportive though, which is nice) but she seemed suitably impressed by him making his way through a good chunk of ryvita (ble) and houmous.

He had mini corn as well, but houmous is tastier, so he shunned it.

Mini corn

Let's face it, only weirdos don't like mini corn. Theo isn't weird; likes mini corn.
He showed no interest in the cheese.