Children’s Museum Photos and a Recipe

Exploring the bubble room
So proud after taking steps to Daddy!

Driving the trolley while Uncle Shannon helps him balance

From time to time, I get a few comments about the homemade baby food and I wanted to pass along a recipe that I made tonight.
Butternut Squash Risotto with Cheese
  • 2tbs butter– I used Smart Balance
  • 1 minced shallot
  • 1 cup cubed butternut squash–cooked. (I steam mine in the microwave for 5-6 minutes)
  • 2 cups water or broth (I used chicken broth but think that veggie broth would be great)
  • 1 cup jasmine rice
  • Shredded Cheese (I used colby/monterrey jack blend that was in the fridge)
  1. Saute shallots in butter
  2. add cooked squash and heat through
  3. add water or broth and 1 cup rice and bring to boil
  4. reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 15 minutes
  5. Uncover, turn off heat
  6. mash any large pieces of squash and stir
  7. serve with shredded cheese mixed in for extra protein and calories
Morgan chowed down on this tonight, and Jeremy and I enjoyed it as a side dish without the cheese.


Filed under homemade baby food, Planning Family Meals

3 responses to “Children’s Museum Photos and a Recipe

  1. Laura

    Cute photo! Thanks for the recipe. It looks like something I *might* be able to handle, although I managed to turn rice pasta into rice mush (seriously – it turned into rice cereal) the other day by overcooking it, so there are no guarantees! 🙂

  2. Jill

    The recipe sounds delicious. Where are you finding butternut squash these days? Our grocery store doesn’t seem to carry it this summer, though I can’t imagine it’s out of season.

  3. Rachel

    I was that motivated with Warren with the homemade baby food. I even have to great books that have some really great recipes in them. With Woodrow I go for ease of Gerber. Poor kid. I guess that is why the second child gets the short end of the stick.

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