Just curious of what other people cook for their little people. At the moment I have pork casserole and tomato and beef stew on high rotation. Both work with potatoes, rice and pasta.
Also, had an odd conversation with do yesterday and he suggested that I make a stew using a bit of cider that I could give to my little person. Am I the only one who thinks that this is a recipe for a stomach ache?
Pork casserole. Really easy, lightly fry an onion a stick of celery and a carrot or two until slightly soft. Throw in a couple of big spoons of gluten free flour (I use this because it WILL NOT MAKE LUMPS). Stir until it doesn't look floury. Throw in the chopped pork stir until it's not raw on the outside (I don't have the patience to wait until it's brown)
Crumble in a stock cube and a bit of tomato puree. Add in herbs if you want, I use bay because my bush is huge (f'nar). Add hot water from kettle, put on the slow cooker or in the oven if it's on. Bob's your uncle, few hours later, mash in the carb if you are using it. Done.
I can get this in the slow cooker I'm under 15 if I'm motivated.
I give my 11 month old what we are having. I never add any salt anyway and I make my own chicken stock and vegetable stock. Last night we had salmon with Cannellini beans, spinach , asparagus , courgette and potatos with lemon and mustard sauce which she loved. Tonight were having chicken and broccoli with noodles
If I add alcohol I still let my dd have it as it's usually been cooking in the slow cooker all day anyway.
Following with interest. Never sure on the guidelines but does anyone use "normal" stock cubes? My 10mo DS would be delighted to eat whatever I serve up (unlike 3yo DD - a whole other thread!) I never add salt but wasn't sure about stock cubes
I cook separate meals as I don't have dinner and DH works nights. I use a lot of ellas kitchen and annabel k recipes for things like chicken goujons and stews etc. At 18months she's going through a fussy stage though so a lot of my batch freezing is sitting unused!
I just save portions of what we had the night before for DC's dinner. If it's unsuitable -ie. Too spicey/salty I'll do an emergency pasta mixed with veg and philly or omelette, or fish potatoes and veg or similar. Homemade soup is going down well at lunchtimes at the moment with baby and toddler alike. I use the Waitrose fresh made up stock as it has no salt at all.
I use baby stock cubes from boots, which have no salt at all. I tend to cook baby versions of what we're having and freeze batches. I don't give him what we're having as I think he's too little for salt and normal stock cubes.