Wednesday, February 18

More Baby Food and other stuff...

I've been in a funk lately, do you know what I mean? It's been a real creative funk. I have tons of ideas floating around in this noggin of mine, but I seem to have no motivation to get it out. I haven't finished a sewing project in ages, let alone put anything new in the shop. I can't seem to shake it. I also can't seem to shake this "cleaning-house funk", or the "cooking funk", the "lose the baby weight funk", "yard work funk", and on and on and on. Sounds pretty bad, doesn't it !? Well, they aren't that bad. Those things are getting done to a degree, just not very well. I just have to get myself out of this rut, and it'll have to happen today.

1. My hubby is coming home after being on business in Maine. He HAS to come home to a clean house. If he comes home now, he'll probably turn right back around and board that plane! I have a theory about clean homes. It's an "anchor room" theory. It's not much unlike the Fly Lady's clean sink routine. My theory goes, if I get the one "anchor room" clean the whole seems cleaner. If the whole house is clean, yet that one room is still messy, then the house feels dirty. My "anchor room" is the living room. Even though it's not the first room you see when you come in the house, if my living room is dirty, I can't seem to clean the rest of the house. If I clean that room, the others seem to follow. And that is the "anchor room theory"!

2. I'm going to pull myself out of this creative funk, by sewing one thing today. No matter how small and simple it is, it will have to be done. I think creativity begets more creativity. You just have to take the first step.

3. The only thing that has been done around here is the baby food. He has to have something to eat! Oh, and laundry, because we are not a nudist family.

To finish out the baby food lessons, here goes. Basically, for most fruits and veggies you just need to remove the seeds, stem them, and puree them. Really that's all there is to it. For my pears and apples, I leave the flesh on because my food processor really smooths them out. Try your baby out on peaches, apples, pears, plum, green beans, peas, yellow squash, zucchini, and carrots. You can also try bananas and avocados, but these don't freeze well. I don't cook these either, I just mash up nicely. Next time, I'll post some yummy recipes and not just single foods.


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