April’s been eating chicken for a few weeks now. I can tell you I have definitely noticed a change in her diapers. Fortunately God created a mother’s love stronger than the smell of a poopy diaper.
Since she has now successfully gone through all the food groups, I can start making baby “casseroles.” Not only does this get multiple food groups in one bowl, but it also allows me to feed her from what we’re eating.
The other day I made taco salad for dinner. Obviously, April can’t eat taco salad. But she can eat parts of it. I threw some black beans, corn, and chicken into the food processor attachment of my immersion blender along with some of the corn cooking liquid. She devoured it!
One of the great things about homemade baby food is that you can tell what it is by smelling and tasting it because everything is fresh. One sniff of April’s dinner and you’d be able to tell that it had beans and corn in it. Not so with jarred baby food. Keanna and I recently went to a baby shower. We played a game where we had to smell six jars of baby food and guess what they were. I only got one right. Keanna put pumpkin for just about every one. She was wrong on all of them.