Busy Blending

Elly’s wishy-washy embracement of solid food has not stopped me from pureeing every vegetable in our refrigerator for her. Sooner or later, she is going to come around to my way of thinking. I don’t want to be caught with my pants down. Thus, the top shelf in our freezer is lined with ziploc bags filled with colorful ice cubes.

On the menu are the following pureed foods: carrots, corn, summer squash, zucchini and, of course, peaches. Next up: sweet potatoes.

These past 2 days Elly has given me cause to worry. Either she is getting this whole swallowing food down to a science or she is her father’s daughter, but Elly seems to like zucchini better than the peaches.

Hopefully, she won’t grow up and tell me that she doesn’t like sweets which is exactly what Dan told his mother. I think I would cry. I’ve been hoping for a partner-in-dessert-crime.

3 thoughts on “Busy Blending

  1. Marie, couldn’t help but smile when I read your post.

    My late mother regularly told me, her first of seven children, that she did the same thing you’re doing with Elly. At the time, she said, the only vegetable I seemed to enjoy eating was sweet potatoes. Anything else, she said, I “just wore.”

    Turns out, as an adult, I can’t stand sweet potatoes but still crave almost every other vegetable so long as it’s fresh and uncooked. Thanks for reviving the memory with good writing!

  2. Great Post Marie, it brought me back to my days of freezing veggies in ice cube trays, It seems like yesterday and my boys are 8, 10 and 12. Thanks for the great memory!

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