Sunday, June 19, 2011

Many peas in many pods

I plan to make all of Lachlan's food. I do it in big batches where I steam the vegetable (so far we've done carrots and butternut squash), puree it, and then freeze it in ice cube trays. Each cube is about 1 tablespoon of puree. Once frozen, I put the cubes for each vegetable into their own bag. It's quite handy that way; I just pull one cube out of the freezer, pop it in the microwave real quick, and then we're ready to go. Once he gets older I'll start making him combinations of different vegetables and fruits. I guess I'll need to work to keep things interesting for him if it turns out that he really is a "supertaster."

It's finally farmers' market season around here, and I'm trying to buy as much local produce as I can this year. So far there are plenty of shelling peas, snow peas, snap peas, and tomatoes available at the markets. On Thursday we went to the market in downtown Grand Junction and we visited our favorite farmers, who happen to live next to Lachlan's great uncle. And for some crazy reason I decided that I have the time to shell five pounds of peas...

It actually worked out fairly well. Yesterday I sat on the floor with Lachlan and he engaged in some tummy time while I shelled peas and watched one of the Chevy Chase movies--the one where the Griswolds go to Vegas. I managed to get about half of them done, and hopefully I'll finish the others this afternoon (especially because we'll stop at the market in Palisade today, and there's no telling what I'll come home with)!


  1. That is what I used to do! And everyone always loved to start with avocado (didn't freeze that though)

    Happy fathers day to your man!

    Linda at Lime in the coco...

  2. Yes, avocados! I actually bought some the other day with the intention of trying them next, but, um... Well, they accidentally got made into guacamole! :)

    (PS. I'm SO annoyed that blogger won't let me comment through my blogger account. GRRR!)


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