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Zucchini With A Kiss Of Mint

Posted Mar 09 2010 10:59am
Zucchini With A Kiss Of Mint
It may be obvious from my lack of posting that I have not been bending over backwards to make separate foods for Katie. 

For the most part she eats what I am eating, "baby-bird-style".

If what I am eating is not soft enough, small enough, or safe enough for Katie to eat as is, I pop it in my mouth, chew it up, and then feed it to Katie.  Seriously.  It works.

I know I can't be the only one who does this since I learned it from another "Mom-friend" of mine, so at least I know there are two of us:).

BUT every now and then I get inspired to make Katie something just for her.  A little home-made "baby-food" if you will. 

Let's just say this particular combo was not her favorite
Katie Zucchini.jpgAs much as I tried, I just could not capture her complete and utter disgust on camera.  My Zucchini and Mint medley actually made her gag! 

But I'm a big believer in the "try-try" again mantra when it comes to food SO I stuck with it.  I was hoping to, at the very least, to accomplish at least one of two things
1.  Actually change her mind and get her to enjoy this concoction

2.  Snap a good picture of Katie in a state of "digust" so I could at least hare it with you guys.

Let's just say, "Mission NOT (exactly) Accomplished".

She probably took three or four bites (much to my surprise because YES she gagged with each one!) before she decided to close the gates!  I don't know if you can tell from the photo but man, those lips were LOCKED SHUT!
Locked Lips.jpgBelieve me, I know, because I continued to try and entice her with my "home-made baby food". 

I tried the plane. 

The choo-choo.



I even tickled her little lips with the spoon. 

But I'm telling you... those lips weren't budging!

The poor thing was just exhausted (and a little messy) after two minutes of dodging her Mama's home-made baby food!! 

Katie Tired.jpgLuck for me she doesn't hold my crazy antics against me! 

Once we had her all cleaned up she was more than willing to go about her day, flashing that winning smile left and right!

It's a good one:).

BUT back to the "recipe".

Honestly, I think it was more the texture than taste that Katie was not liking.  It was a little "grainy" and I'm pretty sure that was the hang-up! 

I bet it would be really good pureed with a some potato to give it a nice smooth, creamy texture because I swear, the taste was DEEElicious!

2 large or 3 small zucchini
1 tsp chopped fresh mint
Cut zucchini into chunks or rounds and place into steamer basket.  Pop on a lid asteam for about 6-8 minutes or until the zucchini is nice and tender.

Puree cooked zucchini in a food processor along with the mint until it is smooth.  You won't need extra liquid since the zucchini already holds a lot of water.

You can add a dab of butter or olive oil if you want to make it a little richer.  I usually give it  just an itsy-bitsy pinch of salt.
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