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Homemade Baby Food

I am starting to feed Michaela chunky food and she does really well with it.

Here’s my latest combination with pictures of the taste test.

Slow Cooker plain cooked chicken, steamed brown rice and butternut squash with just a touch of water. 100_1932


She absolutely loved it.100_1930100_1927100_1929







Chicken Quesadilla

Chicken Quesadilla has been one of our favorite things lately.
We started getting them quite a bit at Taco Bell but then I was convinced I could make them at home just as easy. So we decided to get the stuff we didn’t already have in the house. We had just gotten some bell peppers, banana peppers and sweet peppers at the farmers market, which were cut and frozen, that would go good in them.
So next day comes and I put frozen chicken in the crock pot to cook until it falls apart. I don’t put any seasoning on it because I fix a whole 3 pound bag that can be used throughout the week in different meal/recipes.
In this particular meal, I used the McCormick Grill Mates Chipotle Pepper to season the chicken. I sauté’ the chicken and seasoning with an assortment of the peppers in a small skillet while at the same time in a larger skillet I heat one side of a tortilla then flip it over.
I added cheese then topped with the sautéed chicken and peppers. Fold the Tortilla in half and toast lightly on both sides.
To serve the yummy quesadillas, cut in triangles and serve with sour cream or guacamole, whichever your preference. Enjoy!

Zesty Italian Chicken with potatoes and carrots


This was a repeat meal. But I didn’t have the usual zesty herb packet that I’ve used before. So I decided to make my own spice marinade.


Spice marinade: Whisk together:

1/4 c. oil either vegetable or olive (I used Vegetable because it’s what I had on hand.)

1/4 c. apple cider vinegar

1/2 tsp dried Italian seasoning

1/4 tsp dried barbecue seasoning

Set aside.

In a baking/casserole dish, add the following:

Chicken breasts (I used 6 boneless, skinless and frozen)

3 large baking potatoes (washed and quartered, but I left the skins on)

1-1lb bag of baby carrots

Drizzle all the spice marinade on the chicken and veggies. Bake for about one hour at 425° F. Test chicken and carrots to make sure thoroughly cooked.

Not beautifully plated but great tasting.

Not beautifully plated but great tasting.