Wednesday, 22 February 2012

English Muffin

Tuesday 21 Feb

As part of my wedding anniversary treat my dh made me eggs benedict for breakfast- yummy!!

I realised that the english muffin was another "white bread alternative" and was another great success....

unlike my blogging - which after a seemingly long half term has gone awry, along with my BLW imagination - I will be back on form soon dear readers!


Mel x

weekend away

Sat 18 & Sun 19 February

We were still at my parents, so there was nothing new really eaten...but on sunday she did surprise me by eating 2 yoghurts!! in 1 sitting!!

Nothing much really to report though!


Mel x

3 meals & Fish 'n' Chips

Friday 17 Feb

In an attempt to see if more food = more sleep I tried giving Evie porridge this we are away we were feeding her just on the table - which wasn't easy! I made the porridge too thick to be spooned....and im sure it was foul! Next time, something needs adding!!

Lunch out was breadsticks & cheddar cheese....with a small try of my spicy butternut squash soup in the local (delicious) deli! Yummy!

For supper, and after a long day at the Turner Gallery, we went for the easy option for the kids of fish fingers & oven chips....the fish was a huge hit!!


Mel x


Thursday 16 Feb

I tend not to buy white bread, for obvious health reasons - but that makes toast / sandwiches a bind as Madam cannot have brown bread bagels seemed a good idea. Just plain (as we were heading off on holiday!) buttered - simple and well loved!

At Gran & Grandpa's Evie ate a whole banana - much easier when left in its skin!


Mel x

My Valentines!

Tuesday 14 Feb

It's half term, and so our weaning group met at the local soft play so that George could run around and we could sit & chat unmolested!

I took a lunch of breadsticks & dried apples & apricots, knowing this could be supplemented with lunch I bought for G & I. Hanna has bought her ds some broccoli florets, so madam had a couple of those along with some cucumber from my side salad!

Supper was pears & cheese - not very imaginative!!


Mel x

Baked apples

Monday 13 Feb

a total success - that is all!!


Mel x

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Getting ahead

Sun 12 Feb

Dh did Evie a delicious brunch of potato cakes & cherry tomatoes (in half H&S worriers!!)

I made a sunday dinner, so Evie had roast chicken, sprouts & mashed potato via a loaded spoon! She seemed to love the potato!

Whilst the oven was on, I baked an apple & a sweet potato for meals in the week.I also cooked extra mash to make rissoles of some sort! Well, it is half term lol!!


Mel x


Sat 11 Feb

Evie had a slightly off brunch of rusks, apple & pear....dh left the apple raw, so it was no doubt nice on her new tooth - but not much got eaten!!
For supper he fancied burgers....and joked saying he would make Evie a mini slider! As he was making his own burgers, I said he could!! Its pure nice minced beef, with an onion and a bread bun! He did go a bit giddy with ketchup on presenting them to me....but most was removed before missy got them!!

Overall she preferred the bun!! haha, that's my girl!! For new readers, I'm a veggie, dh isn't. He made me promise with G that I would let him eat meat and choose later on...I agreed if he did the meet G had occasional meat!!

Mel x

Daddy Day Care

Friday 10 Feb

I had to go to London today...mixing the pleasure of a lunch with an old friend with a meeting with a girl doing the same sort of work as I will be going back to do...she was lovely btw, but it was work or I would probably have stayed home!

Anyhow, dh was left with expressed milk, and express advice to ensure Evie had plenty of dairy today....yoghurt, cheese etc - to compensate for me not being around.

What did he give her....1 meal of farley's rusks!!! ffs!! However, she was happy & content when I got home...but it is a worry leaving your baby!


Mel x

Fruity 5

Thur 9 Feb

I only have 1 meal listed for today....but I am trying to offer 2, so I must have just forgotten to write it down!!

A bit of fruity 5 (see below!!) with salt free butter!


Mel x

3 being egg!!

Wed 8 Feb

Another wednesday mish mash of food!! DH gave Evie an unexpected breakfast of a scotch pancake and a clementine. This was quite helpful, as it meant I only took breadsticks & dried apple to baby cafe! I had expected there to be fresh fruit to add to this, but we had flapjacks today - and I didn't share with Evie!!

Supper was a voyage into new territory....a cheese & mushroom omelet...cooked in a little butter. She LOVED it, and wolfed it down....but be warned - he nappies were very stinky the day after!!


Mel x

ps - egg is something to watch out for if you have allergies. The yolk is less allergy affecting than the white! just a heads up x

Hummus & Breadsticks

Monday 6 Feb

A manchester classic when weaning George was bread sticks or pittas with hummus - why? Because every cafe in manchester had some form of this on the menu, so I knew G could eat anywhere!! It is less in evidence in rural Leicestershire...but its a good fallback nonetheless!!
Madam had hers with some avocado and LOVED it!! It is messy though!! lol

Mel x


Sunday 5 Feb

No, not BBC2 - but dinner chez nous!

A delicious lunch of bread & butter with pears....followed by a dinner time snack of mangoooooo!!


Mel x

My baby is no longer a Veggie!!

Sat 4 Feb

so madam's first meal of the day was a dizzy excitement of bread & butter and leftover pancake rolls, with a couple of sticks of cucumber.

The main news is from dinnertime.....pan roast chicken, broccoli & dauphinoise potatoes!! She really liked the chicken, and was so so about the potatoes - which is madness as everyone knows that dauphinoise is the food of the gods!!


Mel x

Friday, 3 February 2012

Pancake Rolls, Fruity 5 & frustration

Friday 3 February

Once again I was feeling the fruit overload guilt, plus the "I don't cook for my baby" guilt - so I made pancake rolls for Evie's lunch. Today I just spread with a little philly, but I used to do them for George with all sorts of fillings....see sushi pancake rolls in recipes!! Madam threw them on the floor.

So I resorted to went mostly on the floor....

At supper time, I tried her on some buttered fruity five - a fruit bread type affair. It was sucked, and a fair bit eaten, but I was playing catch with it a lot! I found yesterdays left over fruit (satsuma & monster grapes) so she had those whilst dh finished off his work and I escaped to catch up on here...

God BLW can be frustrating at times!!!!


Mel x

Cooked apple

Thursday 2 Feb

As Evie likes apple, but struggles to chew them, I resorted to an old George trick....and softened them in a little butter in a frying pan. I keep meaning to bake one, but this was the lazy / last minute solution!!


Mel x


Wednesday 1 Feb

We had a delicious lunch today of potato cakes, cheese & tomato. Evie does seem to like the cheese, but it is quite crumbly...I ought to make something with melted cheese!

Supper was another new taste...avocado, eaten along side malt loaf spread with a little philadelphia.....omg how messy!!!

I am facing a new problem though - one I didn't encounter with George....the irresistible lure of the older brother! I am starting to wish I had a great clumpy high chair, with a high back, tray & straps!! He does NOT understand, please sit at the table as otherwise Evie gets distracted! Grrr
Any solutions....please let me hear them!


Mel x


Tuesday 31 Jan

Hurray for left over sunday lunch - it went down just as well cold on a tuesday afternoon!!

Evie & George shared 2 (yes 2!!) mango's for an after school snack....another four for £1 from the market! Evie seems as enthusiastic as George for mango....despite it being very slippery! She also had a few monster grapes, as they are definitely a firm favourite!


Mel x

IKEA lunch

Monday 30 January

George was off school today after a nasty bout of croup on the Sunday night, and so I took them both to IKEA....

Once again my total lack of organisation came to bear, as I realised that I had no food for Evie, no big, no nothing!! A random man in the queue in the restaurant told me that IKEA usually have disposable bibs - but just my luck there were none in the Nottingham branch today! Then I worrid what she could have....luckily George wanted pasta, and so I stole a few pieces of penne for Evie. Then - joy of joys!! - IKEA give kids a free piece of fruit if you buy a kids a fine dinner of pasta & satsuma followed!

I managed to improvise a bib with an only slightly grubby muslin....

In the evening - resigned to the fact we have drifted to 2 meals a day madam had half a large tomato cut into 6ths, and the ever popular pear!


Mel x

ps - was it mean that I chuckled to myself as I ate my delicious HOT lunch whilst Evie chowed down in IKEA as I watched the mum on the next table watch her food go cold as she spoon fed her baby! (who was older than E!!) - perhaps....but try taking 2 kids round IKEA and not be slightly manic!!

Dragon Fruit & Sunday Lunch

Sunday 29 Jan

So, one of our purchases at the fruit & veg market yesterday was 4 dragon fruits for £1 - bargain!!

Evie was decidedly unimpressed tbh, but at least George ate most of a whole fruit!!

I also decided to do a proper sunday lunch, and so made madam roast spuds, roast carrot & parsnip & a few buttered sprouts! All of which went down well, and I did enough to put some in the fridge for another day! My lack of veg / over doing fruit guilt was appeased a little!!


Mel x

Birmingham Rag Market, Monster Grapes & totellini

Sat 28 January

We went adventuring to Birmingham to buy material for my latest craft projects....and stayed so long we had to deal with lunch on the go. DH refused my suggestion of wagamamas (boo!) so we just found a cafe.

We had been round the market, both material stalls & fruit stalls - and had bought some monster grapes...big enough for blw on the go!
She did quite well as you can see sat on daddy's knee.

We did a second meal at about 4 pm, (mainly as she had only had about 3 grapes when we were out!) of cheese tortellini with a little unsalted butter, and a few sticks of cucumber!
All in all, a good eating day!


Mel x

a massive catch up & yoghurt!!

Thursday 25 Jan!

Thank god for baby tracker iphone apps - as I have at least recorded what Evie has had, even if my blogging has been lapse!!

Today was a return to one meal - malt loaf & peach slices, both of which have been done before!However, to try and counter the slipperyness I tried dipping them in crushed rice crispies....not a huge success!!

But for a new taste, I bought tubes of yoghurt - much easier for blw than loaded spoons! Evie went crazy for it.... She kept squeezing the middle of the tube, and getting frustrated!!


Mel x