Embarking on solids

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The boy is already close to 11 months old and here I am, blogging about his solids. He has started solids officially at 6months old and I'm very glad that he's a good eater as compared to his sister whom I've pulled every strand of hair trying to cajole her into taking more than 5 spoons. Every morning, I ensure that he get his necessary nutrients and mostly I'll insist on making them fresh as opposed to frozen. I do, however, freeze some of the stuff for weekends when the hub embarks on some fatherly duties while I work. I used to get my frozen stash from Petit Bowl but they shifted further from me hence I have no choice but to buck up and inevitably save a bit. Cooking for a baby honestly isn't difficult when you have the right tools but when you have to do it every single day, the menu does get a little dull. Things also get a little arduous when cooking is not limited to a baby but a toddler and me! All these have to be done by 1030am as the both of them have to be fed by 1130am before they are coaxed into taking a nap. Imagine the rush especially if we wake up a little earlier! Quite rare. Very often we spend the first half an hour frolicking and lazing around in bed. Oh and don't forget, I've gotto bathe the both of them and play with them too! Admittedly, I have my lazy days, but I tell myself to be motivated for the sake of my sweetie pies. I hope the below baby food will serve as an inspiration for all mommies out there!

Porridge with spinach, fish and wolfberries
Apple, red sweet potato, chicken and onion
The boy constipates quite a bit. So prunes has become quite a staple fruit in his diet
Pumpkin brown rice porridge
Kiwi and sweet plum for weekend desserts. And yes, da boy eats them all!
These two ingredients pack quite a punch
Butternut squash  & potato blended with vegetable stock with a sprinkle of grated cheese. YUMS!

Purple sweet potato & brown rice cereal

Pears are supposedly good for constipation too! Hence this combo.

Potato, Spinach and Fish

My trusty tool from PHILIPS AVENT. The Steamer cum blender! A lifesaver when it comes to preparation of food. Am so glad I kept it for Small K!

Have I been jinxed by the Monday Blues?

Monday, April 13, 2015

MONDAYS. A term synonymous with blues for many. Honestly, I seldom have that problem because everyday is quite the same to me. But today, it really feels like the world is against me. 
First, just when i was about to cook lunch, my rice cooker decided to act up. Next, i visited IKEA and the pregnant staff decided to give me a bit of an attitude. Ok, she's preggers and working so I'll forgive her. Next, my Macbook declared itself a holiday! To be fair, the laptop has been around for 6years and I've been meaning to get myself a new one but have been procrastinating because of well, Money!! Been trying hard to be more prudent and i do have the husband's spare laptop (which has disappearing cursors and words) to work on. However, nothing beats a Mac right? Actually why am i so adamant? What do i know about specs? I just know the Mac is mad chio (pretty)! So ya, just last week i was working painstakingly on a project which hasn't been saved on my external hard disk. Great. Just great.

Back to the bit about the rice cooker. Two weekends ago, the hubs and I were shopping around and I casually mentioned that I'd like to get a chio cooker for our new place (yes! We are shifting but it's really not as exciting as what you think). I think the mere mention of replacing the cooker totally jinxed things. My rice cooker couldn't boot up as well!! Quick-thinking, i whipped out my Happy call and cooked me some rice! 

You would think that will all be diluted as the day went by. Well, Wrong! At 9pm, I wanted some decent dinner and packed from Subway. Guess what I received? Instead of Fanta Grapes, it was more like Soda water with a tinge of cough syrup. Gosh! someone probably forgotten to add more syrup!
A total waste of good money to upgrade to a combo meal! And I thought all's well, ends well. Again, I was wrong! Along the way, I almost hit an oncoming vehicle which was in my blind spot! That really made me jump out of my skin.

In light of all these, I'm unfazed..ok who am i kidding, I'm still cursing and swearing deep down. Positive thinking is not about expecting the best to happen. It is about accepting whatever that happens. Such wisdom! The above mentioned matters are all very easy to solve but somehow it feels better to bitch about them and move on..so did you have a bad day? Come come,  share with me!