Some Like It Cold

I’ve been having some trouble feeding him some types of food. He wouldn’t eat any of the rice or oat cereals that I bought. And he’s been rejecting the purees that I made. Even his previous favorite – pumpkin. I couldn’t quite tell if there’s a pattern to it, but I suspect that he likes his food to be slightly chilled. For example, when I gave him the beef, potato and pumpkin jar the first time, it was luke warm and he fussed over it. So I kept the remainder in the fridge and viola, the same evening, he ate about half the jar… The temperature of the food aside, I was surprised that he really liked it coz from what I read on the net, babies are suppose to prefer bland food, which makes it harder to introduce stronger tasting food like beef. He continually surprises me by liking things I thought he wouldn’t like.

Over the weekend, I also cooked up some oxtail broth. I basically just dumped the oxtail, carrot, potato and onion into the slow cooker overnight. It’s so easy that I wish I thought of getting a slow cooker in college instead of using the stovetop. Broth made from boney bits is supposed to be very nutritious. Some sites are touting it as some sort of miracle food that can cure many ailments. I don’t really buy that. I sounds almost as ridiculous as those signs that we saw in Chinatown New York (or was it Hong Kong) saying acupuncture can cure aids/ cancer. I mean I agree that it is nutritious and I can believe that it is easily absorbed by the body in this form, but to say it actually heals the body takes a big leap in reasoning.

Actually, I just wanted to use the broth as a base to cook his cereal or porridge with since he seemed to hate the taste of it alone. I have to admit that even for a person who likes oats, the Bellamy oat cereal in plain water tastes pretty disgusting. Then I figured we could all drink this frequently anyway since it’s totally yummilicious and we both love this soup. If it’s full of nutritious goodness, then all the better. Plus I defat the broth, so this makes a much healthier snack than those random cookies and snacks that I stuff in my mouth every so often.

This morning I tried mixing the broth with the Happy Bellies rice cereal and he was pretty happy with it. Yay me!


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