Procrastination and recipes
It’s another one of those days… I find myself looking for baby friendly recipes instead of doing any research under the cover of “I have a friend coming in an hour anyway so it’s not like I have time to really get anything done.” But in all honesty it’s got more to do with the fact that Bourriaud’s The Radicant, which is what I’m currently reading, is doing my head in a bit and I’m tired of looking at other people’s work when I really just want to go out and make my own. If all goes to plan I may very well get to do that next weekend. (Why not just do it now? Because I work at night and I need remote locations that are more or less free of any light sources. In other words, I need it to be dark and far away from the big city neon glare.)
So, back to these recipes. I make pretty much all of Anakin’s food, and I have since he started eating solids. I like to know exactly what he eats and to make sure it is healthy. Sure, he’s had the occasional store-bought dinner, but for the most part he gets home cooked meals prepared with love and fresh ingredients. (Except for the fish sticks and the sausages. I have yet to make my own fish sticks, but I have every intention of going there too. I will not attempt sausage making.)
Anakin loves fruit bars and muesli bars. I’ve been buying them until now because I just haven’t had the time to figure out how make them myself. They’re just not all that healthy, are they, these store-bought bars? I read the labels and make sure I buy the ones that have least amount of sugar and the least artificial crap, but unless you make them yourself there’s just no real way of knowing what you’re feeding the most important person in your life.
So yesterday I stumbled across a seemingly easy looking recipe for baby fruit bars and I have every intention of trying to make some today. If it works out I’ll be sure to share the recipe with you. If not, well, then at least I tried. Wish me luck.
And isn’t taking the time to make sure my kid eats well just as important as doing research? I sure think so. (She says and still feels guilty for procrastinating.)