Cooking for three

January 18, 2012 at 2:39 am Leave a comment

Alas for the moribund state of this blog… I would love to be the mama blogger who can keep up with a baby, two dogs, three cats, a part-time graphic design contract, and dinners for grown-ups and children, all while shooting daily photos for the baby’s photo blog and managing to shoot photos of food and write about it, with bedtime before midnight.

That hasn’t been me.

Thomas came along in February, and I am not sure *what* I cooked for the first three months. There were a lot of Soup Peddler and Kashi meals. Scrambled eggs. Frozen pizza (the Archer Farms brand from Target makes a few veg pizzas that are pretty good even before you jazz them up with condiments from the back of the fridge). Then we got our Greenling subscription started up again and there were raw ingredients for roasting and sauteeing and salads. Then Thomas started adding Plum and Sprout and Ella’s Kitchen baby food to his nursing menu, and I started to get inspired about mixing things up to keep him from getting bored.

The slow cooker came out of the cupboard. The freezer was restocked.

 And yesterday, Thomas had his first feed-himself finger food, tortillas at Hula Hut, followed by buttered toast sticks at home with Mama today at lunch, and pureed leftover slow-cooker chicken pot pie for supper.So now I expect to start cooking even more, trying to find suppers and lunches that I can share with both husband and baby. And I would dearly love to find the moments to type it all in, to photograph it even. To tell you about dishes like that slow-cooker chicken pot pie, or the pumpkin flan I made at Thanksgiving, or the amazing turkey gumbo created at Christmas. I’ll try. Wish me luck.

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“in the next week or twelve…” The Slow-Cooker As Mama’s Best Friend

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Some of my cookbooks

In no order except for how they appear in my LibraryThing cookbook catalog: True Women Cookbook: Original Antique Recipes, Photographs, & Family Folklore, Janice Woods Windle (1997) * Made in Texas; H-E-B's 100th Anniversary Cookbook (2005) * The Texas Cowboy Cookbook: A History in Recipes and Photos, Robb Walsh (2007) * The Silver Palate Cookbook, Julee Rosso, Sheila Lukins (1982) * In the Land of Cocktails: Recipes and Adventures from the Cocktail Chicks, Ti Adelaide Martin & Lally Brennan (2007) * Braise: A Journey Through International Cuisine, Daniel Boulud (2006) * Moosewood Cookbook : Recipes from Moosewood Restaurant, Mollie Katzen (1977) * Crescent City Cooking: Unforgettable Recipes from Susan Spicer's New Orleans, Susan Spicer (2007) * Saveur Cooks Authentic American: By the Editors of Saveur Magazine, ed. Colman Andrews (1998)

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