Sunday, February 21, 2016

Butter Makes it Better

A few weeks ago we discovered that Benjamin, like his father, has a refined palate which requires food to have some flavor!

I know the thought that just went through your head "You have got to be making that up - he is not even 11 months old, babies don't know anything about flavor"  Maybe that applied to babies 30 years ago, or maybe that still applies today to babies whose parent is not a chef. We actually did a little experiment.

Whenever Benjamin is done eating, or his food is cold (or doesn't have enough flavor), he sticks his tongue out and spits out the food that just went in his mouth. The food goes everywhere. I started noticing that he was doing this as soon as he started eating. Maybe 3 spoonfuls into his meal - after spitting the food out, he'd open his mouth again, which meant he wanted more. I'd give him another spoonful and out came that tongue and along with it the food. I'd go and warm up the food - maybe it got cold. A couple of spoonfuls, and there came that little tongue.

What else can it be? Maybe it doesn't have enough flavor... one day I added avocado and he finished the rest of his food in minutes. Another day I added butter and same result.

Last week when I cooked a batch of his food, I used stock to blend the chicken and as well as the veggies. His food certainly has more flavor now than it did then and it is delicious.

Tonight, however, we had beets on the menu and those, apparently, are from an older batch... a couple of spoonfuls into dinner, he started spitting the food out. He was so strong at making his point that the puree managed to get all over me. Maybe I need to start wearing one of his bibs to feed him... or maybe I shouldn't wear a white shirt... or maybe I should add butter right off the get go.


I stopped. Added butter, warmed it up a bit more and continued - he ate almost all of it. Until he got tired of eating it - or maybe he was ready to move on to fruit. 

This bib is amazing - look at all that water and mess that the bottom of it catches... otherwise all of that would end up on his lap, and then on the seat, and then in Pellet and Cali's bellies.

1 comment:

Michelle Migone said...

I would say he has a refined taste just like his godfather!! :0)

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