So by the looks of it, Kaitlan has possibly TWO more teeth on the way. She’s been really amiable the past few days, so either the baltic amber teething necklace we picked up last week is working or we’re definitely going to be in for it. A friend at the gym swears by these necklaces, so fingers crossed. Maybe I’ll use it to say the rosary — just kidding.
We’re using up some pantry items in our meal planning this week. We’ve had two huge cans of green chiles in our pantry for some time, so we decided to make a little casserole for the start the week (Monday-Wednesday). Not the most healthy (cheese + sour cream in large quantities) but super tasty. The latter half of this week (Thursday/Friday) is going to be meatballs and rice noodles with marinara.
Our chicken, beef and pork haul, veggies, some chips and stuff for sammiches for lunch ran us just $70!
Still working through some frozen supply of chicken and sweet potatoes and a smoothie-like mixture of berries and spinach that I’ve been serving over Greek yogurt to thicken for her.
Next week we definitely have to start planning our meals around what can be pulled and broken up for her. She’s bored of purees, she gets testy if we don’t let her feed herself, and I want to take advantage of her eagerness.
I have a little Pinterest board of the various ideas we’re working with and recipes we’ve tried, so feel free to check that out.
How are your eats this week?
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We’ve been putting thick purees on her tray and letting her go to town. I made some carrots that are pretty thick, or we throw in some rice cereal or oatmeal. Either way, it’s a win — we use up more puree AND she has fun feeding herself. We’ve also been doing pasta and pulled chicken. Both are a hit. Oh, and cooked spinach cut up into small pieces. Sheets of things are a struggle with only the one front tooth.