Monday, February 10, 2014

Recipe Recommendations!

In an attempt to cook more, I've been trying to find some newer recipes to make things interesting. That, and I don't want to sift through my old ones because it will take way too long! Although I do intend to do that soon.

Here are 3 recipes I highly recommend.  The first two aren't the original blog I got them from, but appear to be identical.

1) Spicy Sausage Pasta (A one-skillet wonder! Yay for easy! The original poster I read recommended Butterball Turkey Sausage, but I can't find that anywhere. We used our Aidell's chicken and apple sausages.)

2) Maple-Bourbon Glazed Salmon.  Really easy, really yummy. The hardest part was Zach finding travel sized bourbon at the liquor store.

3) Parmesan Sage Pork Chops. We've made these twice now and loved every bit of them, served with rice or better yet - Trader Joe's cous cous.  These are a bit more work but we love breaded meat, so, we endure it.

In small fry eating land, someone has puked up a bunch of rice cereal (I guess we'll wait a little longer on that), enjoyed apple and pear juice from a meshy eating toy, and smashed avocado all over his high chair (I think some went into his mouth?) Then I handed him a large apple chunk to gnaw on, of which he gummed off a tiny piece, choked on it, and proved that yes, he does have the gag reflex fully in place to not choke on food. And threw up all his milk. And then tried to shove his bib into his mouth to get it back. GROSS. It is really funny, though, when he does have a bit apple hunk and can't pick it up, he gets it on his bib then lifts his bib to his mouth to chew it. Where do kids come up with this stuff?

And since I have no pictures of him eating (too messy) these will have to do:

A trip to Petco - I mean - the fancy aquarium!!!

More reading, with the boppy as an excellent lap pillow. (When did he explode with the sitting up??!!)

Trying to get a selfie to send to my sister...pardon the goofy look on my face, focus on the adorable outfit she bought him that he is wearing. 


jess said...

The whole bib-food-delivery system sounds so advanced! I can't imagine K doing that. Can wait to see them together soon! I'll try to keep mine from punching yours this time. We're working with him on the concept of non-violence.

Emily said...

We go to the pet store for a fun time too! It wastes a good 15 minutes.