Peas, please?

Whew! Nathan got over his strep throat pretty quickly. Of course, he’s still on antibiotics and will have to be on them for a total of ten days, and I’m thankful that it wasn’t as bad as it could have been. My mom told me that my brother and I had strep throat constantly as kids. And then she would get it and we’d all just keep passing it around. Thankfully, no one else in our house caught it! I hate, hate, HATE having a sore throat. I was gargling with salt water twice a day, hoping to prevent myself from catching it. Seems to have worked!

In other news, I made my first batch of homemade baby food today. Peas! I took a small bag of frozen peas, boiled them in 1/3 cup of water for 5-6 minutes, and pureed them in a baby-food puree thingy we have. I know that sounds funny, but I don’t know exactly what it’s called. It’s not really a blender, not a food processor. We got it at a baby store, specifically to make baby food. Actually, we got it when Nathan was a baby but just never used it! Glad I’m finally putting it to some use. So anyway, after I put the peas in the puree/blender thingy, I added the water I boiled the peas in. This is because many of the nutrients from the peas are seep into the water. For babies less than 7 months old, dowever, you can’t always use the water you boiled the veggies in because some of them, like carrots, have nitrates in them. Peas are fine to do that with, though. Then I added some pumped milk and a little filtered water since the peas were still a bit too thick for John. I refrigerated enough for a couple days and put the rest in the freezer. It made a total of about 12 oz of baby food. Not bad, huh? Cheaper than buying that processed, store-bought stuff. And I KNOW what went into it, so that’s a huge plus. Now let’s just hope Mr. John likes them, too.

Speaking of which, he just woke up from his nap, so I’m going to go steal some snuggles.


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