Tuesday 12th April 2011
Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday to Mummy, happy birthday to you. 🙂
The very same Annabel Karmel who held my hand through the weaning process of my son. Right from the early stages of when my son started to eat, my wife and I made everything. We never bought jars of baby food nor ready-made dishes. Apart from the fact that I liked cooking (and didn’t find it a chore) and the health benefits of eating real food far out weighed the processed stuff, it was much cheaper to make our own. For the first year we tried to feed him only organic fruit and veg. After that it became a significant expense that we decided wasn’t necessary, plus they were a faff to get hold of.
We used to make these amazing meals and then put the whole thing through a food processor. We would then put the pureed food into ice-cube trays and ultimately into the freezer. Once frozen they would then be transferred to freezer bags. At any one time we would have about 20 individually named freezer bags full of our very own ready meals.
When it was time to eat we would take out an array of multi-coloured cubes to be de-frosted. It looked like something a space man would eat, these square cubes of spinach, carrot & chicken stew with a dessert of kiwi & apple.
7 Digestive Biscuits
100g Melted Butter
175g Cream Cheese
4 Tbsp Lemon Curd
1/2 a Lemon (Juiced)
Rind of a Whole Lemon
Crush the biscuits and mix together with the melted butter then transfer to cake tin. Press down with the back of a spoon to make an even layer of biscuit mixture on the bottom of the tin. Put in the fridge to cool.
Then mix the cream cheese, lemon curd, lemon juice and half the lemon rind until creamy and soft.
When the biscuit base has hardened you can put the cream cheese mixture on top and then put back into the fridge to set.
Sprinkle the remaining rind on top before serving.
*Of course, I changed the recipe for this one. I thought it improved it. 😉