Spring Break spoiled me!

Spring Break spoiled me!

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!

Some tips:

  1. I don’t use  any seasonings. I want Jamie to learn to like the veggies without masking the true taste.
  2. I use either fresh or frozen produce, never canned.
  3. Let the produce cool before you put it in the food processor.
  4. Homemade Baby food lasts about 3 months in the freezer and 3 days in the fridge.
  5. 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….


2 thoughts on “Spring Break spoiled me!

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