What's For Dinner?
I am an island girl, originally from Jamaica (not Jamaica, Queens despite what it says on Wikipedia). So, when it comes to throwing down in the kitchen, I may know a thing or two. I always knew that I wanted to feed my kids freshly prepared meals. I make it a point to puree fresh fruits and veggies for my little one. But when I'm pressed for time, I don't mind whipping out baby food in a jar. I haven't been brave enough to have her try meats in a jar though. I know people give it to their babies all the time and I'm sure it's safe. Otherwise, it wouldn't be on store shelves.
Instead I decided to cook up some rice and peas and chicken. I can't hit her with the Jamaican style dish just yet, so I had to give her a modified version.
First, I soaked some red beans. Then boiled it until tender.
Second, I streamed brown rice (a healthier alternative to white rice).
Third, I washed, seasoned, chopped chicken. Then cooked it on the stovetop. Lastly, I put all three into my puree machine and blended everything together, added about an ounce of my breast milk and voila!
Finally, the true test...
It's a winner! She ate it up!
Labels: Down Home Cookin'