Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Eatin' Good in the Neighborhood

Orangutan watching wasn't all we did at the Zoo.
 Somebody got his first taste of cotton candy.
 And declared it to be "verrrrrrry good!"
 Meanwhile, little brother's been advancing nicely through his fruits and veggies.
 His current favorites are cooked baby carrots and ripe pear slices.
It's been really cool to see how his little baby body is uniquely equipped to deal with food.  I read a good bit about baby-led weaning before starting down this path, and time and again it was mentioned that the way a baby's mouth works and develops keeps him from getting too big of bites to the back of his mouth before he's ready for them.  Obviously, it could still happen, so we watch carefully, but I've noticed that if Buddy Boy gets a large piece in his mouth, sure enough, he drops it right back out.  God has designed him so perfectly!
The boys aren't the only ones eatin' good around here.  The Mister and I enjoyed a new recipe this week from Health magazine.  It was fast, easy, healthy, and delicious, which meant it earned a spot in the regular rotation.  You've got to try it!

Mexican Turkey Burgers
1 pound extra-lean ground turkey breast
1/2 of a red or yellow pepper, chopped
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
dash of Tabasco

Combine all ingredients in a bowl.  Make 4 patties.  Arrange patties on foil-lined pan coated with cooking spray.  Broil for for 5-6 minutes per side.

I served them on toasted potato rolls.  Ketchup, mustard, and jalapeno slices on the Mister's.  A drizzle of Ranch dressing on mine.  Oh, and due to a belated discovery that I was out of both chili powder and cumin, I substituted poultry seasoning and paprika.  The burgers were quite tasty that way, but I'm also looking forward to trying them by the recipe soon.  Enjoy!


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V's Mama said...

Yummy! Goooo JF--- And SOOO glad Andrew wore his zebra shirt to the zoo! :)

BettieBoyd said...

A and JF look so happy with their separate foods! The turkey recipe reminds me of That Time We Had the Turkey, but if you say it's good I'll believe you! Love, Your (not a good cook) Mama

ElissaMLF said...

I LOVE that you put Andrew in a zebra shirt for your zoo trip! And I am intrigued by this baby-led weaning thing... We may have to at least add this to Ramona's repertoire because she really enjoys feeding herself. She's an absolute pro with Gerber Puffs already.

Kelly said...

How in the world do you eat all of these spicy foods and nurse??? Does it not get to his tummy? I am jealous to say the least! Stella still has a hard time when I eat traditional tomato sauce. I'm basically on a meat, bread, veggie, (some) fruit diet.

Family Snodgrass said...

Kelly, I've never noticed any trouble of that kind with either of my boys. I try not to have extremely spicy things, but I'll still have soem wasabi with my sushi and put red pepper flakes on food. Sorry Stella's tummy is so sensitive!

Kelly said...

enjoy it girl and think of me down here with my bread. lol