The last time I made bread, I made pink banana bread with sprinkles. Today, I'm using the same idea to make pumpkin bread. This is a 4 ingredient recipe. 5, if you include the baking spray. I don't bake much, honestly. When I do, I need it not to exhaust me. Cake mix saves me … Continue reading This Bread isn’t Pink!
Fish sticks, canned green beans, and macaroni and cheese. Typically, there are no leftovers when I make this meal. One of my kids has some fairly intense food selectivity, and this is mostly outside of his control. He and I have an agreement. I’ll try to always include at least two foods he is positive … Continue reading Cafeteria trays.
A lot of my baby food goes to a particular someone who loves to babble. She talks all the time, and if her mom gave her daughter undivided attention every time a random string of syllables erupted forth, nothing would get done in their life. To the random stranger in the store who had the … Continue reading THINK before you scold a mom.
Fatigue and pain happen with anxiety and depression. As anxiety and depression increase with seasonal weather changes, less sun and shorter days, the exhaustion and hurts go up too. For me, this tends to show up in backaches that become more distracting as the day progresses and my energy fades. It seems like the time … Continue reading Invisible line.
A couple of months ago, I shared how to make Ham and Carrot Bowl. This is a slightly more complicated version because a knife is needed. Other than exchanging the ham for a package of smoked brats (doesn't have to be brats, can be kielbasa or smoked sausage as well), the recipe remains the same. … Continue reading Sausage and Carrot Bowl
Shopping List -15.5 oz can navy beans -bananas and unsweetened applesauce if you don’t have any or if you’re out of baby food cubes in your freezer Meal Plan -about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of navy bean puree at one meal -about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of any other baby food (bananas, avocado, unsweetened applesauce, … Continue reading Baby Food Day 54- Navy Beans!
Not all families have access to fresh fruit and vegetables and some don't have the freezer space to stock frozen foods. Canned fruits are an acceptable option! Fruit canned with heavy syrup contains a lot of added sugar and isn't recommended, but fruit canned in juice is a great shelf-stable alternative to fresh and frozen. … Continue reading Baby Food Day 49- Peaches!
I know olive oil isn't what one typically thinks of when discussing baby food. I thought it might be time to try olive oil so that you can sometimes have food that you cook not just for Baby, but for you too. Roasted butternut squash can be pureed for Baby and eaten as is by … Continue reading Baby Food Day 29- Olive Oil!
Shopping List 2 bananas, if you're running low or Baby really loves them Package of unsweetened applesauce cups, if you're running low or Baby really loves them Frozen bag of riced cauliflower Meal Plan -chest milk/formula as usual -about 1/8 to 1/4 cup of cauliflower/apple baby food during one meal -about 1/8 to 1/4 cup … Continue reading Baby Food Day 25- Cauliflower!
Thankfully, I've had the benefit of collaborating with adults with disabilities of various kinds and in various environments. Cooking is an essential skill required to live independently, but most recipes don't seem to take into account that some people have bodies and brains that work differently from others. Some people may not be able to … Continue reading Ham and Carrot Bowl