It’s been a whole year since you got married! You can play celebratory games with these special cards:)
This morning we were still battling leftover chicken from Sunday. By Granny’s request, I set about making my yummy Cranberry Chicken Salad during Mr. Baby’s morning nap.
Afterward, we got back to work on our various organization projects. I love helping Granny in anyway I can, but organizing is tricky. I can’t make big decisions about what stays and goes and what things ought to go where. I was moral support, extra hands, and the like-item-grouper:)
Aunt Jerm, Uncle David, and the cousins came over to make chicken fajitas on the grill. Granny made Cherry Delight and Lemon Ice Box Pie for dessert. The two pies go splendidly together. I got half a slice of each and alternated bites.
Lemon Ice Box pie looks a lot like a Lemon Meringue Pie, but is has a fluffier lighter flavored lemon filling.
The motivation for our trip was to watch the Solar Eclipse in Nashville. Visiting with family broadened the appeal! Once again aunts, uncles, cousins, and even Granny’s boyfriend Flo, gathered. In the hour leading to the big event, small groups would parade outside to see how things were progressing. Cousin Blue made a good picture and was kind enough to share it.
As you can see, in the photo, it was a bit cloudy. Sadly the whole two and a half minutes of the eclipse in full effect was behind a cloud. It was still a neat experience. The street lights came on and crickets chirped in the middle of the day. Aunt Steph and Uncle Jim brought a light up frisbee and tossed it around the parking lot with the cousins. It was neat to watch!
Mr. Baby noticed Granny looking outside this morning and he was curious to see for himself. It was a cool moment to capture!
The aunts, uncles, and cousins came for round two of food and visiting. We spent the afternoon together turning the previous day’s leftover grilled chickens into Chicken Tetrazzini, which I discovered makes great baby food!
We got into town yesterday afternoon, but the real fun started this morning with breakfast. Granny made Sausage Balls which she says were very popular amongst church ladies in years past:)
Then Great Aunt Ginny and Great Uncle Kelly popped in for a visit!
Like you, Great Aunt Ginny and Great Uncle Kelly have to be home to feed the animals, so they left before dinner. Before they left, they offered to take Mr. Baby off our hands if he became too troublesome:)
Granny made Granny Bob’s Mushroom Meatloaf recipe for dinner, because she knows its one of Josh’s favorites. I got the recipe so I can make it for him at home!
It is shocking how much diversity can be offered to babies in the way of food! We stopped trying new things because we ran out of allotted freezer space, but here are other ideas we might try in future!
No cooking needed. Simply wash, puree, and freeze in portions.
Flavor compatible with Apple, Apricot, Avocado, Banana, Blueberry, Carrot, Kiwi, Mango, Nectarine, Oatmeal Cereal, Peach, Pear, Prune, Raspberry, Strawberry, and Yogurt
No cooking needed. Peel, slice, puree, and freeze in portions.
Flavor compatible with Apple, Banana, Blackberry, Blueberry, Cherry, Mango, Pear, Prune, Raspberry, Strawberry, and Yogurt
No cooking needed. Wash, chop, puree, and freeze in portions.
Flavor compatible with Apple, Apricot, Avocado, Banana, Blackberry, Blueberry, Cherry, Green Bean, Mango, Oatmeal Cereal, Peach, Pear, Prune, Raspberry, Strawberry, Yogurt, and Zucchini
Cut away woody ends. Steam 4-8 minutes, puree, and freeze in portions.
Flavor compatible with Banana, Brown Rice, Carrot Cauliflower, Parsnip, Quinoa, Spinach, Sweet Pea, and Zucchini
Broccoli & Cauliflower
Fresh: Steam florets 6-8 minutes, puree, and freeze in portions.
Frozen: Thaw florets, puree, and freeze in portions.
Broccoli is flavor compatible with Apple, Banana, Brown Rice, Butternut Squash, Carrots, Cauliflower, Quinoa, Parsnip, Pear, Prune, Pumpkin, and Sweet Potato
Cauliflower is flavor compatible with Apple, Asparagus, Banana, Broccoli, Butternut Squash, Carrot, Kale, Parsnip, Pear, Prune, Pumpkin, Spinach, Sweet Pea, and Sweet Potato
Cut away stems, chop, and steam 3-5 minutes in small batches before pureeing and freezing.
Flavor compatible with Apple, Banana, Brown Rice, Butternut Squash, Carrot, Cauliflower, Quinoa, Parsnip, Peach, Pear, Prune, Pumpkin, Strawberry, and Sweet Potato
Peel and chop before steaming 15 minutes. Puree and freeze in portions.
Flavor compatible with Apple, Brown Rice, Butternut Squash, Carrot, Quinoa, Parsnip, Pear, Pumpkin, Sweet Pea, Sweet Potato, and Zucchini
Cut away ends, slice, and steam 5-7 minutes before pureeing and freezing in portions.
Flavor compatible with Apple, Asparagus, Banana, Butternut Squash, Carrot, Cherry, Green Bean, Nectarine, Quinoa, Parsnip, Peach, Pear, Pumpkin, Sweet Pea, and Sweet Potato
Black, Cannellini (White Kidney), Garbanzo (Chickpeas), Kidney, Pinto, Navy, & Northern Beans
Drain and rinse canned beans. Simmer 5 minutes in 1 cup water. Drain, puree, and freeze in portions.
Legume Flour (Dried Lentils or Split Peas)
Process dry legumes into a fine powder. Store airtight.