Thursday, April 5, 2012

My work here is done

At a week shy of 16 months old, Miriam happily eats chicken liver (in the form of nuggets) and thinks that prunes and peas are normal snack foods. In the one time she's gone out for ice cream, she had no interest in the frozen custard and went straight for the blueberries on top.

Mmm, prunes.

I just wanted to document this now, before the rest of the world gets a hold of my daughter and I'm left sputtering, "But you love liver!" Then the real work will begin.

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  1. My kids think prunes are a great snack- a step up from raisins because they're bigger, which of course means better. Frozen peas are a fave, too. Maria at three is just now getting interested in raw vegetables and loves baby carrots. My kids, at least, don't do raw veggies for a while when they're young. They chew them up and spit them out. Our standard breakfast is barely sweetened oatmeal with fruit in or on it and the kids both love it. Then we went on a trip and left them with my parents. I told them not to give the kids sugared cold cereals, but apparently my request was ignored. The first day we were all together again and I dished out oatmeal, Maria said accusingly, "At Popeye's house they have all these boxes of cereal, all different kinds. They was so good. I don't want oatmeal. Can we go to the store and get some cereal?" *sigh* We're working our way back.

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    1. Oh Emily, I'm worried about the same thing with my parents and father-in-law! We usually do scrambled eggs for breakfast right now, which my parents like, so hopefully when the time comes they'll do that instead. Dessert and snack foods will be a whole different story though!

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  2. Henry loves to munch on fresh red bell peppers and pears (though usually not together) for snacks. I keep forgetting about frozen peas! I bet he'll love them!

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    1. Molly, I'm so glad you suggested bell peppers! Miriam hasn't been keen on cooked peppers and I haven't let her try them raw yet because I was still thinking they were too hard - but thanks to your comment we are adding them now and she's agreed to nibble on them here and there. Whoo-hoo!

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  3. I grew up eating liver and so far all of my kids like it. Only problem is everyone thinks we're crazy!

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  4. Oh my gosh, Miriam has gotten so big since the last time I saw a picture of her! Look at all that hair!

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  5. Please share your liver recipe!! I was sneaking cooked liver into her purees when she was younger-but nuggets sounds much better!

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    1. Hey Kaitlin,
      This is the recipe I found: http://www.sassyradish.com/2007/11/chicken-liver-and-onions/
      I don't bother with the onions. Hope it works for you and Hannah!

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  6. Good work! My son, not so much, and I blame my husband. I may have my ideas about how my toddler (and all of us, really), should eat, but as it turns out I can't force that on my husband. :) and since my husband watches my son most of the day, junk food has definitely been introduced to the diet.

    *sigh*

    I value marital unity more than the perfect died at this point, so.....

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