I love love love zucchini… but only if it is in something, like zucchini bread, or fried. The other day I found myself in possession of two small zucchinis, and since I didn’t feel like making bread, I decided to fry it. Also, I’m trying to get JI to try new foods, and I thought maybe he’d be more interested in something that looked like a chip than bread with green flecks… I was wrong. He ate one teeny nibble and hated them. Whatever! I got to eat the rest!
Whenever I fry, I used the standard breading procedure: flour, egg wash, breadcrumbs. For the zucchini, I seasoned my flour with generic Italian seasoning, mixed one egg with 4T milk, and ran two cups of Italian croutons through the food processor. Dip, dip, dip! I deep fried them for 2 minutes – if you don’t have a deep fryer, you could easily heat oil in a deep pan and use that instead; make sure you have enough to cover the slices. Set on a paper towel to drain, but serve immediately because they get cold quickly! I like to dip mine in ranch. Yum!
Squeaks started teething pretty early, much like JI did when he was six months old. Now, at eight months, Squeaks has all four front teeth! The biscuits helped him for the month he was teething hardcore. They’re chewy, healthy, and super easy to make! These biscuits don’t dissolve like rusks do, so be prepared for a little mess if baby isn’t too good at chewing and swallowing!
- 1 cup baby cereal (I used oatmeal)
- 1/2 jar baby food (I used applesauce)
- 1 ripe banana, smashed
Combine first three ingredients; add water as needed to make a smooth, thick dough – like play dough consistency. Spread on a parchment lined sheet, and bake at 400F until completely baked through, 20-30 minutes. Let cool, cut into rectangles. You want the bars to be large enough that baby will not choke. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
YAY! Summer weather is upon us!
Okay, I lied. I hate hot weather. Give me 65-70F and I’m happy. If you can’t do that, give me freezing temps and snow! I hate being hot and uncomfortable, but JI LOVES to be hot. He gets it from his father.
After spending the weekend with my parents, JI has decided that he loves bomb pops/firecrackers/red, white & blue pops. We are completely broke right now, so I bargained with him: How about, while we wait until Daddy gets paid, we have homemade popsicles? He agreed! Yay!
I sliced up four strawberries and distributed the slices evenly into each popsicle mould. Then I took some margarita mix (nonalcoholic), watered it down just a little, and filled up the moulds. They froze overnight, and JI had one when he got home from school today. He loved it!