I have really had to speed up the cooking this weekend as a 6-month old apparently can eat like a horse! Where does it all go?! I am starting to make purées with a bit more texture in them so Owen gets used to using his gums a bit more, no lumps that need to be chewed though!
Yesterday I made a big batch of beef casserole for him. It blended really smoothly and tastes great. I also made a huge batch of vegetable purée, just boiling some frozen peas, broccoli and sweet corn and blended it all together.
Recipe: Beef casserole with potatoes
200 g beef mince
125 g closed cup mushrooms
500 g chopped tomatoes
1 bay leaf
1/2 garlic clove
100 ml water
1/2 tsp paprika powder
Peel and chop the potatoes into small bits. Boil until soft, 5-10 minutes. Quarter the mushrooms and crush the garlic clove. Fry the mince, mushrooms and garlic in a pan with a little bit of oil for 5 minutes. Add the chopped tomatoes, paprika powder, bay leaf and the water. Let everything simmer for 10 minutes. Remove the bay leaf. Add the cooked potatoes and let simmer for another 5 minutes. Blend everything to a smooth purée. (I also added some fresh basil to it before I blended it).