Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Today, I stayed home with my little man because he had a runny nose and a cough that a lifelong smoker would've envied. (His little girlfriend, Lainey, stayed home sick with similar symptoms today. Hmm. Little Hussy must've been putting the moves on my C-Money :) We stayed in our pajamas all day. Don't judge me. I washed my face and brushed my teeth. And I cooked baby food. And cleaned the kitchen. Sick.

Buster acts hard, but he laid by Carter much of the day making sure he felt okay.

C is a trooper, though and won't let a little cold keep him down. See?

Berry wanted to make sure C felt okay, too. Carter had the decency to change into new pajamas. I didn't. But only one of us pooped our pants and needed to change our pajamas.
Carter doesn't understand why Berry runs away when he twists her ears off.
Where'd she go, Mom?
We decided to brave the kitchen for a little cooking. I made beets for the first time. I made them for Carter, of course, because beets are disgusting. He was skeptical, as usual.

Because my kitchen didn't smell badly enough with the beets cooking, I also made some broccoli for C-Note.

Here's the rundown on both of them.

Take some broccoli and wash it.
Chop the stalks into 1 inch pieces and separate the heads into florets. Steam for 15-20 minutes until the broccoli is really tender. Puree and add water.
Easy as that.

I wish I could say the same for the beets. They were a pain in the a$$. I'll tell you how to make them, but I'd suggest that you not. They are sick. I have yet to test them out on my child. I feel guilty making him eat something so disgusting.

Take some beets

Scrub them with a brush or with your super cool veggie scrub gloves.
Leave the root and 1 inch or so of the stem.
Wrap in foil
Cook at 400 degrees for at least an hour, until they were tender (I ended up cooking for about an hour and a half).

Carter couldn't believe it either. This look says "those beets are about to make me more sick than this crud I got from the babysitter's house! "

This is what the beets look like once cooked. Sick. They smell sick, too. Let them cool and then peel the skin off. Cut off the root and stem.
Perhaps I should've worn gloves. These are my fingertips post-hand washing.
They stained EVERYTHING. Luckily, I was able to clean off the cutting board and my murder weapon knife.Puree in food processor and it looks like this. Somewhat like something that would go nice with some fava beans and a nice chianti.

After cooking, I practiced my crime scene cleanup skills scrubbed down my beloved Cuisinart. I didn't want to leave a trace of the pureed brain matter beets behind. I know. My sense of humor is sick.

Okay I am off to bed. At least I already have my pajamas on :)


  1. I want a pair of super cool veggie scrub gloves!

    Okay, seriously, such a cute kid. I can't even stand it.

    And I have never had a beet. What do they taste like? You are going to tell me they taste nasty, aren't you?

  2. I got the veggie scrub gloves on sale at the Williams-Sonoma outlet when I bought the food processor. They were an impulse by, but have turned out to be quite useful.

    Thanks--I think he is pretty cute, too :)

    I don't remember ever having a beet, and I usually taste Carter's food after I make it (and it is always more delicious tasting than any jarred baby foods I've ever tasted), but I am ashamed to say, I tried, but I could not bring myself to taste it. I will try again when I feed it to him and get back to you. They smelled gross and the texture seemed gross...soft and gelatinous almost. Gross.