January 31, 2007

New recipes

Since she started porridge at seven months, Yiu Yiu's lunch and dinner menu has been porridge with a combination of different meats and vegetables: carrot, tomato, potato, french bean, pumpkin, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, green peas, sweet corns, fish, chicken, minced pork, dried scallop. She must be so bored with the repertoire of food offered to her as she would sometimes just take a few spoonfuls and refused to eat any more.

Over the last few weeks, I try to increase the variety of foods offered to her by cooking something less conventional. The first recipe I tried was potato, carrot and large onion soup with alphabet pasta. It wasn't such a big hit with her but at least she didn't refuse the food. She has also tried spaghetti Bolognese and Swedish meatballs at Ikea. Last Sunday evening, I sautéed some potatoes with cauliflower and minced chicken, and let it simmer till soft before adding a slice of cheese just as I turned off the fire. She polished off the whole plate, much to my delight. Hmm… I think I may have just found something she enjoys. Got to work harder to increase variety in her food choices. Recipes, anyone?

3 comments:

Susan said...

yummy yummy food :) sure Yiu Yiu loves it much since it *sounds delicious even to this old lady taste buds :)

btw. not sure if you still remembers me. I am Swee San (Syeikh Abd Ghani?)and I just stumble across your blog..the name Wai Leng rings a bell

A Mom's Diary said...

susan, is your surname chong, and your sis is poh san?

Susan said...

: ) Yup.
I'll add you in my frequent read list. My contact is listed in my profile.