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Nom nom nom

I’ve been having fun making Mina baby food. Grandma gave us a little food chopper to take home with us so I could try my hand at making my own. I already have a manual food mill but find it hard to use unless the food is very soft. (No sharp blade). This one is electric and has a sharp blade so I have a larger variety of foods I can use. It is also much easier to clean.

I’m excited to make my own as I find all the baby food in the stores here very smooth. I was thrilled when in Canada I could get food of different textures; I even brought a few jars back with me.

So far Mina seems to enjoy her new food.

So far we’ve tried:
Banana and Avocado, Banana with Cherries, Mango with Cherries, Mango and Avocado, Watermelon, Strawberry and Rice Cereal, Fruit Salad: the same one Gary and I eat and Salad(!): lettuce, tomato, cucumber, green fruit juice (has some veggies in it) and rice cereal (she ate it!)

I think she will be eating a lot of avocado and banana as they make great creamy base. Rice cereal and oatmeal seem to be working well to help keep things from being to soupy but avocado and bananas I think taste better.


What happens when Mommy gives the little girl a crayon?

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Gary goes back to work

Playing in the living room

Today was our first day home by ourselves.

We spent the morning hanging out in the living room, Mina checked out the play gym while I checked out bread machine recipes. When Gary came home for lunch and Mina woke up and fused till he held her, I think she missed him as much as I did. After lunch I started some Cranberry Bread while Mina napped. Cheryl and Lexi stopped by for a short visit before Gary came home. Now to decide what to do tomorrow.

Cheryl and Lexi stop by for a visit.

Cranberry Bread (For bread machine) 1 1/2lb

1 1/4 cups Cranberry Juice
3 cups Flour
2 Tbsp Butter
5 Tbsp Milk
1 1/2 Tbsp Sugar
1 tsp Salt
1 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
1 1/2 Tbsp grated Orange peel
1 1/2 Tbsp Orange Marmalade
2 1/2 tsp Yeast

4 Tbsp dried Cranberries

Use “Normal ” machine mode

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