Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I love making baby food!

Yes I am being serious :) I have a couple of awesome books on it, it is sooooo easy, and I feel better knowing *exactly* what my baby is eating. Iam trying to move to an all natural, whole foods, and as much organic as possible kitchen. I know that I won't be 100% perfect, but I would really like to start living more naturally :) Wish me luck!!! My two new food bibles are: Feeding the Whole Family, by Cynthia Lair, and Super Baby Food, by Ruth Yaron. I'll be posting my successes here.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Ham and Potato Soup

Ham and Potato Soup (I give this 5 stars!!!!!!)

3 1/2 cups peeled and diced potatoes
1/3 cup diced celery
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
3/4 cup diced cooked ham
3 1/4 cups water
2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1 teaspoon ground white or black pepper, or to taste
5 tablespoons butter
5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups milk

1. Combine the potatoes, celery, onion, ham and water in a stockpot. Bring to a boil, then cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender, about 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in the chicken bouillon, salt and pepper.

2. In a separate saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour with a fork, and cook, stirring constantly until thick, about 1 minute. Slowly stir in milk as not to allow lumps to form until all of the milk has been added. Continue stirring over medium-low heat until thick, 4 to 5 minutes.

3. Stir the milk mixture into the stockpot, and cook soup until heated through. Serve immediately.

(my source is www.allrecipes.com)

I'm sure this can have many, many variations!

Hello again...

Ok, it's been forever!!! The kids are running me wild... and then not sleeping, so life is a bit tough lately. This shall pass soon I'm sure! On the kiddie front: Lily's word of the day "hangerbug" = hamburger. I made a turkeyburger for her tonight and she kept saying "I'm eating the hangerbug bun"... too cute! On the Derrick side: Wow, he is everywhere and into everything, and he isn't even properly crawling yet... just a lazy crawl/dragging thing that is so adorable! And after months of the "teething process", I think he is really about to cut his first tooth! Can't wait for that to be over!!! Mom is in Hawaii for her brother in law's wedding and I'm dying that I can't call her whenever I want! Come home Mom!!!