I’m gonna have to be honest here. We did have a big hit a few weeks ago with Kidney Bean & Walnut burgers but sure, baby likes to keep me on my toes. When I made them again 2 out of 3 of my menfolk happily ate them up with me for dinner but not the little fella, not tonight. He had them plated up with no bun and showed absolutely no interest but did chew some of the bun when offered afterwards. Doh.
It’s just, that now, at very nearly 9 months old Theo barely eats. Barely at all, as far as I can see. And that’s the crux of the matter – I’m starting to take it personally! He eats in creche, oh yeah, loves his porridge each morning. I offer him porridge an hour earlier and end up running late for work wiping it off the floor and wall. Noms up chicken stew and all sorts with his minders. Happily eats a yogurt, mandarin segments, grape halves. (Main meals mostly mean spoon feeding in creche) Husband assures me the young fella eats a decent selection of small portions around him. But me, oh no! I think I walk into view and all he sees is two giant boobs on legs. That’s not how I look, not these days anyway. He started in full time childcare a few weeks ago, and has gone from drinking maybe a total of 7 oz of formula during the day at the start, to today, where he drank none at all. It’s called Reverse Cycling (he feeds very little during the day, and feeds at night instead), and it’s new to me this time round. Breastmilk may well be all I represent to him at the minute. So that’s ok, but does this mean I can be excused from dinner duties? Yeah right…
One simple quick lunch I can recommend is “quesadilla”. The inverted commas are very necessary. I don’t think if it would pass a Mexican test somehow. These have proved popular and I love them. I’ve made these with 2 full size wraps and shared them with the kids, and done them with a mini wrap folded in half just for his nibs. They’re dead handy, and super tasty whatever size you make them.
- Stick a wrap under the grill to warm briefly while you prep your filling.
- Grate cheese, grate apple or pear, or mash up some avocado.
- Take wrap and scatter grated cheese & fruit, or spread avocado and top with grated cheese.
- Give it a quick grill.
- Top with another wrap, and warm that a little.
- Cut into wedges.
I’ll keep ploughing on. I can only urge my readers to please, offer me encouragement, and support, and use the archives to find all the wonderful food that stuffed 6, 7, 8, 9, 10… month old Dominic to the the gills.