28 January 2006

baby cuisine

You'd think, looking at my porker of a baby, that those rolls come from a love of food. Well, yes, and no. Evan has always been a big fan of the breastmilk, but it's been a struggle to get him interested in baby food, even food I've made myself. But lately we've had some exciting breakthroughs: the baby who wouldn't eat mashed bananas has decided he loves banana chunks; the baby who could only eat vegetables mixed with rice cereal to dull the strong flavors has decided he loves cheddar cheese; the baby who turned his nose up at almost anything offered in a plastic bowl will eat almost anything if it first comes from the dining room table. Just when I thought crawling would start to melt his chub away, he discovers a love of more food.

3 comments:

kim said...

I've found that texture, not flavor, is the determining factor in whether Molly likes a food or not (and it seems, at least with bananas, to be similar with Evan). Chicken ground up in the food processor - yuck. Chicken ripped in bite-sized pieces right from the bone - the best food ever. She hated peas at first because the texture was strange (now she loves them); I'm guessing she loathes cheese because it comes in strange rubbery cubes. And, of course, anything that comes from our plates must taste better than what's on her tray - the grass is always greener...

mojca said...

ah yes, food, one of the most exciting things for little kids. well, it sure it for my nephew and it looks like it's become exciting for evan too, huh :)
love you!
m.

Anonymous said...

Hee... well, he's still less than a year old, right? They're supposed to be fat the first couple years. ;) That's great that he's opening up to more foods! And speaking of food, now that I am an ardent lover of cooking, we'll have to trade ideas and recipes.

--Sarah