Ideas for self-feeding 10 month old

(7 Posts)
TwentyTinyToes Mon 24-Jun-13 06:40:26

Basic recipe: sweat onion and garlic until soft in butter and olive oil, add rice and splash of wine (optional), move rice in pan so all coated. Place in oven proof dish with hot stock. Stir, put on tight fitting lid and bake in the oven about 200 for approx 30 minutes. Add some grated parmesan to finish. You will need to check quantities but that is basically it.

Popular variations include
Mushroom- sweat at the beginning with the onion
Chicken and leek- sweat leeks at the beginning and add leftover roast chicken
Cherry tomato, bacon and pea- bacon in with the onion, cherry tomatoes in rice and stock, peas in at end.

Jenijena Sun 23-Jun-13 20:19:04

I have a small frying pan that makes a perfect one egg omelette which can have lots of things in it and can be easily cut into strips.

JiltedJohnsJulie Sun 23-Jun-13 20:00:45

Agree with fred, they just more or less had what we were having. I usually mealplan, so here's this weeks:

Today Roast Dinner
Mon Carbonara (very easy, takes 10 mins to cook)
Tue Winey chicken (from the greedy girls cookbook)
Weds Homemade Pizza
Thu fish & chips
Fri spinach & ricotta cannelloni
Sat homemade burgers.

SpanielFace Sun 23-Jun-13 18:53:39

Thanks, there's some good ideas there.

Twenty, how do you make oven baked risotto? I like risotto but it's such a pain having to hang around the stove and add ladlefuls of stock and stir all the time!

We do tend to give him what we do, if it's suitable, but tbh I'm feeling very uninspired generally. DH used to do most of the cooking as I finished work much later, but since being on maternity leave (and probably ongoing, as I will be returning part time) I have taken it over, and I just find it so hard to think of different things all the time!

FredFredGeorge Sun 23-Jun-13 15:25:36

Just whatever you eat, it really is the easiest, if you eat really spicy or hot things, then plain yoghurt or cream are good for adding to theirs.

TwentyTinyToes Sun 23-Jun-13 13:52:12

I would give him whatever you are having and let him get stuck in with his hands, will be messy but fun.

Popular favourites here include,
Fish cakes
Fish pie (Jamie Oliver one is easy)
jacket potato with different fillings
Lasagna both meat and spinach and ricotta
roast dinner especially chicken
Cous cous with roasted veg and Tinned mackeral
lentil spag bol (as you would make meat one but with lentils instead of meat)
Risotto - oven baked is easy and tasty
Brown rice with homemade tomato sauce stirred through (tinned tom, garlic, loads of veg roasted slowly in the oven for hours then blended) with cheese in top
Soup with bits to dip (leek and potato, carrot and coriander, spicy parsnip)

We have just made carrot, courgette and cheese muffins, still in the oven but they smell lovely.

SpanielFace Sun 23-Jun-13 12:06:32

DS is 10 months. We weaned him traditionally with purees etc but offered finger foods from day 1. He is very good at self feeding, and currently won't take anything off a spoon unless its yoghurt!

Does anyone have suggestions for quick-to-prepare, easy-to-handle meals? Ideally nice ones for adults too, as we tend to eat together, or things that can be batch-cooked and frozen. Recent hits have been spag bol, tuna pasta bake, cauliflower cheese, omlette, homemade fishfingers, sandwiches, spanish tortilla. I'm just feeling uninspired as to what to make this week!

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