Archive for March 8th, 2007

food processor and more…

so i decided to start making jaspers food from scratch…right now, she eats so little that it is not a cost issue but once she is eating one jar or more at each sitting – well, then the store bought jars will be on the expensive side…so i bought a food processor and a food mill and a bunch of fresh fruits and veggies and went to town!! my kitchen looked like a tornado had hit it and i spend all day – i mean, all day – cooking up things…there were a couple of mistakes and incidents (i ruined a huge papaya) on my part that i will just chalk up as the learning curve but all in all, it went well…

however, it took longer than i thought it would to batch cook, disasters included so i only got through all my orangey veggies and fruits…i will cook all the greenies next week…

the funny thing is that she has obviously gotten used to the store bought stuff – which doesnt have ANY additives but is very very smooth…now she doesnt want to eat veggies that she usually likes cuz they taste different (they are fresh!) and they are textured…she will just have to get reused to it…now i know it would have been best to start her straight out of the box on the homemade purees…oh well, lesson learned 🙂

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lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

jasper lilith, her nana and i all went to the fort worth zoo on monday – it couldn’t have been better weather for it and it was a wonderful day!! we decided that we might have jumped the zoo gun a little since she wasn’t really looking at the animals – too young still…but mom and i had a great time 🙂

the only part that jasper got excited about and was obviously looking at was this really cool bird aviary that you could walk into – it was filled hundreds of parakeets and cockatiels that had no fear what so ever of us…they were flying all over the place, crawling all over the ground and hopping on peoples shoulders and the railings…since there was so much activity and color and it was all up in her face, jasper could really focus and pay attention and she seemed pretty enthralled…

i went ahead and bought a annual zoo membership for both jon and i…we are close enough to the zoo that it is a place that i could go to during the week instead of the park – lots of activity for her to be surrounded with even if she doesn’t understand what she is seeing yet!

we had a great time!! next time, jasper and i will be taking her papa to see the birds!!