So this week is off to a FLAMING good start, with a nice little stomach bug that knocked us all over, domino style. Ezra, then Ike, now Noah, and oh right, MEEEEE, somewhere right in the middle of everybody else.
So it's been great! Just super great. Very ready for the winter stomach flus to move along so we can get to all the spring colds and allergies and hay fever crap.
But I do have some good news today, for anybody who is like, "why am I reading about someone else's vomiting children I have taken a very wrong turn on the Internet," by (apparently!!) popular demand, I have a new post series launching at AlphaMom. And it's about food! And cooking! Specifically, healthy cooking for (and with) kids.
First recipe is for Ezra's absolute favorite food to eat and cook: an easy citrus sweet potato mash that works as a grown-up side dish, a step-up puree for older babies (provided they can handle a touch of orange juice), and can be modified and rolled into a homemade sweet potato puff. (Without the excessive sugar/salt/preservative crap.)
I make this shit by the truckload, freeze it, use it for school lunches, serve as a healthy side when my kids are slumming it with some nuggets, whatever. And Chef Zah helps with almost all the steps, as you'll see in the GORGEOUS photos that I did not take with my stupid phone for once, because I did not take them at all. (AlphaMom does things right and hired an actual food photographer.)
So yay! For those of you who have requested more (non-#spon) details on the kinds of foods I make for the boys, anyway. I'm not 100% how often these will publish but I'm super excited to do more. (Advice Smackdown will hold relatively steady with the Monday/Wednesday/Friday schedule.) If you have any specific requests or ideas shout them out. The plan is more school lunch menus, make-ahead versions of convenience foods, healthy swaps for picky eaters, the surprising stuff my kids have magically decided is delicious, etc. And of course all things that can be considered doable even if you don't have a million hours of free time and are also pretty damn lazy. Like me!
Anyway, I think I need to stop talking about food now. Erp. If your stomach is okay though, you should go check it out.