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MilkyChops Sun 11-Oct-15 11:21:20

Need a couple more meal ideas that we can all eat. My LO is weaned and on 3 meals, so far will eat everything apart from chicken (chicken is poison apparently).

Getting a bit crap cooking different meals.
Diet food for Mummy, man food for Daddy and then baby food.

We do Bolognese, cottage pie etc but need a bit of inspiration. We do spoon feeding or self feeding depending on what the meal is.

Lookslikerain Sun 11-Oct-15 19:49:44

My DS is 7 months and we've only done BLW.

Lasagna and garlic bread went down a storm. He just stuffed handfuls in.

Pork stroganoff and rice was good. In fact, any meals were the meat/veg can be cut into strips (like stir fries) and he'll gnaw on them.

Corn on the cob on the side of anything is popular too.

MilkyChops Mon 12-Oct-15 21:34:47

Ooooo. Corn on the cob. Hadn't thought of that.

Lasagne and garlic bread drools..

Lookslikerain Mon 19-Oct-15 21:13:31

Just popping back with a few more ideas.

Meatballs/burgers have gone down well recently. As we BLW, we just let DS pick them up with his fingers, but you could mash them down a bit for spoon feeding. We had these lamb meatballs tonight. Very nice with cous cous. The cous cous was a bit messy but DS enjoyed it. Chicken and sweetcorn burgers were popular too (though I can't find chicken mince so used turkey, and grated carrot in too).

What if you breadcrumbed chicken? Would he try that as a finger food? Or maybe turkey breast rather than chicken?

imwithspud Mon 19-Oct-15 21:20:55

Chilli is a favourite in this house, and you don't have to make it spicy at all, mine isn't.

I made a chicken casserole last week which was enjoyed by all and really simple to make. Think I got the recipe off the bbc good food website.

Roast dinners always go down well.

Curry, there's a really good one on the annabelle karmel website, I find the original recipe too tomatoey though so always add extra spices to counteract.

MilkyChops Tue 20-Oct-15 23:19:27

Great ideas thanks!

Did a bit of cooking and batch cooked lamb stew, beef stew and Yorkshire pudding, morrocan lamb with cous cous and ratatouille sauce for pasta/veg lasagne. Feeling less like a slave to the stove now.

Got him on to chicken too, turns out chicken is a finger food in this house not a spoon fed food haha he went to town on a chicken leg.

Once my freezer pots are eaten and back I'll try a curry and meatballs/burgers.

JiltedJohnsJulie Thu 22-Oct-15 19:24:13

Fish pie was always a firm favourite with DD at that age smile

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