Tuesday, 27 February 2007

Chicken Casserole and Lentil Sandwiches

Tuesday 27th February

breakfast was a banana and some berries!

We ate out this lunch, at M's house. The mummy's had lovely mushroom soup and the babies had chicken casserole with parsnip & sweet potato. George had a hunk of french bread too, and then a plum for dessert! He even ate some of the chicken!

We got home with no time to cook up a storm, so improvising was the name of the game. I tried just some lentils on their own, but George quite rightly decided I had gone mad! He did eat them in a buttered "sandwich" though - odd boy! He also had some dried apricots, majool dates, some blueberries and some grapes! WOW, hungry boy today eh!

love

Mel x

ps - major laptop problems! Hope to keep posting, but promise to miss me if it dies!

2 comments:

Billy's Mummy said...

Hey thats one of regular meals, lentils in a sandwich.

Lovely Lentils -from Annabel Karmel book

Adding lentils to a baby puree provides a good source of protein and beta-carotene and also folate, fibre and vitamin C.

Ingredients
30g (1oz) butter
125g (4oz) leeks, finely sliced
30g (1oz) celery, chopped
30g (1oz) red pepper, cored, de-seeded and chopped
60g (2oz) red lentils
100g (4oz) 1 medium carrot, peeled and chopped
250g sweet potato, peeled and chopped
1 bay leaf
15 fl oz vegetable stock or water

Method:
Melt the butter in a saucepan and saute the leeks for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the celery, red pepper and carrot and saute for 5 minutes. Add the lentils, saute for one minute, then add the sweet potato and bay leaf and pour over the stock. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat, cover and simmer for about 30 minutes, or until the vegetables and lentils are tender. Remove the bay leaf and blend to a puree or mash (i generally mash)

Information:

MAKES 6 PORTIONS i freeze them in small pots and defrost them as and when. We also eat it, great with lamb but know your a veggie.

Dh loves it, if he's making tea you can guarentee thats what we get! And Will sometimes has it on toast.

Em x

Mel_x said...

they do sound good! I will copy it over to the recipes! yummy - but not the lamb lol.

love

Mel x