Teething … again.

Joe has been out of sorts for the past several days, refusing solid foods and just generally being a grump. His usual good nature has been replaced by gallons of drool, so we knew it was teething time again.

If you look here, you can see his new top teeth!

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Eat at Joe's

Joe continues to be a good little eater, and he’s trying new things all the time.

I have been making a lot of his food. It’s not only cheaper, but it lets me know exactly what he’s getting. I puree a fruit or vegetable, pour it into ice cube trays, and freeze it overnight. Each cube is about an ounce, so it’s easy to make him a portion of food. Just throw a few cubes into a bowl, nuke it for a few seconds, and voila.

Bananas make me happy!

His favorites:
bananas
sweet potatoes
squash
mangoes

His not-so-favorites:
peas
carrots
green beans
kiwis

His don’t-even-bothers:

yogurt (!!)
hard-boiled egg yolk

Unfortunately, he does seem to prefer the packaged baby food. This is his absolute favorite:

Patrick and I have been eating pretty well lately, too! Last week I made spinach and chicken pie with a lovely phyllo crust:

Yum

And last night, in perfect weather, we had a light soup-and-salad dinner on the back porch:
Springtime meal

Tonight, I’m going to try making cashew chicken. Wish me luck!