Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Munch's Creamed Spinach

Time really flies when you're busy living your normal life. Weeks zoom by filled with a zillion everyday chores and regular activities. But then sometimes it seems as though the day is so long, like there's a lifetime between the breakfast dishes and dinner's left-overs. I guess that's the paradox of family life- days crawl by in the blink of the eye.
This morning I woke up and realized that baby kiddle AKA "Munch" (as in munchkin) is turning one year old in a couple of weeks. How is that possible? How is it that he's starting to walk and talk and display signs of a strong personality already? Less than one year ago he was a drowsy pink newborn who only knew how to cry, poop, suck, and sleep - and now he is a little person who loves mischief and loud wailing and being in the water and playing outside and shaking his head "no". This little gent also has definite ideas about what he will or will not eat. He will spit out any jarred baby food, and much prefers things he can pick up between his stubby little fingers and feed to himself- especially Cheerios. This afternoon I tried out a batch of homemade creamed spinach on him , he took a fair few spoonfuls which made me very happy, but soon returned to his Cheerios. No worries though, Hubbabubba loves spinach and will be only too pleased to have some with his dinner.

Munch's Creamed Spinach
Heat 2 tbsp. butter and 1 tbsp. sesame oil (oilve oil is fine), saute 1 large chopped shallot and 2 chopped garlic cloves (more if you like it garlicky) until golden brown and fragrant. Add 1 lb. of rinsed spinach leaves, and heat until it wilts. Add 1/4-1/2 c. heavy cream, mix. Pour into a food processor and let it whirl until it reaches your favored consistency. Season with salt and pepper.

1 comment:

Alexa said...

Your child has good taste and is lucky to have a mommy willing to make him gourmet baby food, good enough for grown-ups too.