Anyway after 14 months of cooking for her - what do you know. She has become a fussy eater!!! One thing I have learnt from this experience is that no matter how many different foods you introduce to your baby/ies, no matter how many homemade meals you make - there may come a time when they just get fussy and that is just how it is and you can't blame yourself. Well that's what I am telling myself. Anyway, at the moment she loves three things: baked beans, pasta with tomato sauce and pizza. I decided the other day to make my own homemade baked bean sauce and I served it with pasta and it was a success. You just use the basic tomato sauce recipe (although i have varied it slightly below) and add a tin of cannelloni beans to it.
Homemade baked beans (from 9 months)
1 tin of tomatoes
½ medium onion
1 garlic clove
1 teaspoon mixed herbs/teaspoon of fresh thyme
1 teaspoon of oil
1 tablespoon tomato ketchup (helps to sweeten the sauce although you do not need to add this)
1 drained tin of cannelloni beans
- Add a teaspoon of oil to the saucepan and add the finely chopped/grated onion and crushed garlic. Fry on a low heat for 5 minutes
- Add the tin of tomatoes, mixed herbs/thyme and ketchup and some black pepper
- Cook on a low heat for 10 minutes and then add the tin of beans and cook for a further 10 minutes
- Stir the mixture a couple of times and once cooked remove from the heat and serve with pasta, on toast or just on it's own.
This recipe is great for adult too - just add a pinch or two of dried chilli's to liven up your taste buds and senses on a Sunday morning!