We’ve been using our new naptime routine for a few days now, which replicates our bedtime routine, and gets Pie to bed after being up for about 90 min to 2 hrs. We have naptime success! I think she’s out. (Uh, yeah, that’s a mullet.)
Well… 11:35. Game over. It was good while it lasted.
She seems to take longer naps in the afternoons, which is nice. I can get dinner prepped or – like today – make baby food and molasses spice cookies for my mountain man’s work party. Well the baby food isn’t for the party.
Today I made carrots. I steamed ‘em. I used baby carrots, since I bought some at Costco the other day. I know baby carrots are really just shaved down grown-up carrots, but I didn’t want 50 pounds of carrots, and the babies were a good price.
Then whirred ‘em. Here I added some of the steaming water, since it needed some water to make a good puree, and the steaming water has some of the nutrients leeched out from the carrots during cooking. You can always use clean water, too.
Then when they’re frozen, pop them out into a zip-top freezer bag to store. That way I can take one cube out, thaw it, add some breastmilk if I want to, and serve it up, one small portion at a time. Less waste!
Wow, the Pie is still out. I decided to make the molasses spice cookies that my mountain man wanted for his work party.
I mixed 2 1/4 cups flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1 1/2 tsp ginger, 1/2 tsp cloves, 1/4 tsp allspice, 1 tsp cardamom, 1 tsp nutmeg, 1/4 tsp pepper, and 1/4 tsp salt together in a large bowl, then slowly beat it into the wet ingredients until combined.
And they look kinda yummy.
Now the Pie is up and it’s time to start dinner. Don’t know what to cook! Maybe we’ll just have cookies & carrots.