Last week we had Spring Break. Well, more like Rainy Break. But, whatever. I still had a nice time hanging out with munchkin and “sleeping in” when I could.
Speaking of “sleeping in,” I think it’s hilarious that my new “sleeping in” time is 7:30-8:00 ish am. If you would have told me in college that I would one day wake up at 7:30 am and actually feel like I got to sleep in I would have slapped you, silly. Alas, that sad day has come. I’m an early riser these days.
Even with the crappy rain I did get to have a couple of pool days, a trip to the Florida Aquarium with some gal pals and their kiddos, a mini trip to Orlando (less than 24 hours- thank you monsoon rain and tornadoes), an afternoon at Bush Gardens, and a family breakfast at First Watch. It was so relaxing, in fact, that I was pretty bummed when I had to go back to school yesterday.
I got some lip from one of my high school students, and I was like “Man….and at home I have a little munchkin who loves and wants me to love and hug her all day long…”
Ah, well. So to give you an idea of how my day started yesterday, I was in such a state of shock from my early morning wake up alarm that I actually thought I the clock was wrong on my alarm. I even went downstairs to check the DVR only to find it was right. What a bummer!
In other news, I’ve been making tons of baby food these days. Yesterday, I made cauliflower and apricots. Not together- they were in separate containers. Some of my mommy friends have asked me how I make these. Basically, I either steam or bake organic veggies and fruits until they are super soft. I put them in a food processor. Like this:
Sometimes I add some of the leftover water from steaming if it’s not to the right consistency. You can also add formula or breast milk if you choose. It’s so easy!
- I don’t use any seasonings. I want Jamie to learn to like the veggies without masking the true taste.
- I use either fresh or frozen produce, never canned.
- Let the produce cool before you put it in the food processor.
- Homemade Baby food lasts about 3 months in the freezer and 3 days in the fridge.
- Let baby food sit at room temperature for about 15-20 minutes after you take it out of the fridge. No need to warm it up!
In case you are wondering, I do travel with it, also. I just put it in my 31 thermal tote with an ice pack. If I know I’ll be gone for a long period, I just take one out of the freezer. It’s defrosted by the time Jamie is ready for it.
Too bad Matt and I are starving now….maybe I can put some of that baby food making energy into dinner….