So I’ve been tagged by the lovely Clare to reveal what’s in my fridge. This meme was started by Sally who wondered if the contents of her fridge (or lack thereof) meant she was a bad mother.
I’m happy to say we have a rather full fridge which is just the way I like it
Most importantly there are lots of drinks – beer brought back from our recent trip to Bruges, milk, orange juice, apple juice, orange squash and strawberry milkshake.
The second most important things are jars of sauces as no meal is complete without an accompanying sauce. We have chutneys, mustard, piccallili, onion marmalade, sweet chilli sauce, horseradish sauce as well as jars of olives, capers and peppercorns.
Edward usually has his own shelf. I always keep a few shop bought meals for him as he doesn’t eat much of the food I lovingly prepare for him (!). He also loves fruit pots, yoghurts and jellies so we always have plenty around.
We always have eggs, butter and cheese. We’ve planned ahead and have all the necessary ingredients for a cooked breakfast on Monday morning!
At the moment we have two little bottles of champagne thanks to the lovely people at Innocent who recently sent us a rather lovely hamper of goodies.
And finally there are some left over Christmas chocs and some chocolate from Hotel Chocolat I bought in case of an emergency.
Can you also spot my little helper hoping that a treat will drop from the open door?
I’m going to tag New Mum Online and some new online friends:
Diary of a Frugal Family
An English Mama in Stockholm
Edward was recently sent some delicious products from Ella’s Kitchen to try. We’re a big fan of organic food and Ella’s Kitchen makes 100% organic foods as certified by the Soil Association. The products have nothing else added, no sugar or salt, no additives, no hydrogenated fat, no GM and nothing artificial.
We tried a selection of
Stage 2 baby food – including Edward’s favourite, chicken casserole with rice (the others didn’t last long enough for me to remember their names)
Cooking sauces – the Italian One and the Indian One
Baby Brekki – banana, mango, raisin ‘n’ prune
Baby Cookies – milk ‘n’ vanilla and apple ‘n’ ginger
Edward loves his food and enjoyed every product he tried. We found the Baby Brekki a bit runny but mixed it with porridge for a tasty breakfast treat. The cooking sauces were a big hit with pasta or shredded chicken. The baby food pouches are perfect for lunch on the go when you’re out and about and Edward likes to munch on the baby cookies at snack time.
The Ella’s Kitchen website has lots of information about the Ella’s Kitchen story and products right through to info from experts and recipe ideas. There are lots of things to do on the site too, including becoming one of Ella’s Friends (which means you are kept up to date with all things Ella’s Kitchen).
HiPP Organic recently carried out a nationwide survey to gain the views of the modern day mum. I could relate to some of their findings:
- 25% of pregnant women claimed to have had no cravings during pregnancy
- the 2nd trimester is the favourite stage of pregnancy for 63% of HiPP Mums
- 67% of HiPP mums felt that weaning their baby was fun, exciting or delightful
I’ve tried and failed to make food that Edward will eat. I was really excited at the thought of weaning but underestimated how difficult it would be to get Edward to eat the food I peeled, steamed and mashed. So I’m very grateful that other people have managed to do something I couldn’t – make delicious food that Edward is happy to eat.
Hipp Organic offered to send us some of their new Wholesome Pots, suitable from 7 months. They have been created with nutritious and tasty organic ingredients that are gently steam cooked for optimal goodness and are GM free.
We tried Fruity Vegetable Tajine with Couscous, Scrumptious Cottage Pie with Herbs, Sweet Red Pepper and Aubergine Penne, Yummy Bean and Beef Casoulet. All the pots comes in packs of two in reuseable pots. They look and smell delicious and Edward enjoyed all four flavours but his favourite was definitely the Cottage Pie. Edward has half a pot for lunch and the rest for his dinner and we find the portions are very generous.
More information can be found on the Hipp Organic website or take a look at their Facebook page.
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