March 26, 2009

Eating at Chez Bertrand

Bertrand has become an increasingly picky eater the past few months. He is a far cry from the little 3 month old who would eat anything you put in front of him. In an effort to whet his appetite, I've been trying a variety of foods on Bertrand. While yogurt is still king, we had moderate success with the two items below.

This frittata was remarkably successful with Bertrand. I've been on a frittata kick thanks to the amazing frittata pan I got for x-mas. I made it from left over veggies in my fridge: squash, new potatoes, cucumber, green onions, parsley, swiss cheese, and, of course, egg. I thought that this would be my first flop, due to the hodgepodge nature of the ingredients--it wasn't. Bertrand loved in particular the egg, cucumber chunks and squash. Go figure.

Bertrand hated this "chili" the first day, but loved it the next. While I was making adult chili, I set aside a handful of kidney beans, and once our chili was done, I added a tablespoon full of our chili to the beans and threw it all in the food processor. It's worth mentioning that the adult chili base wasn't your traditional chili. There was lean ground beef (seasoned with adobo), roma tomatoes, green bell pepper, red & yellow onion, red pepper flakes, garlic, fresh cilantro, ground black pepper and sea salt. The result was a nuanced and flavorful, but mild, chili. Matt agreed with Bertrand that it was even better the next day. :)


  1. We'll be over for dinner tonight! ;) I just tried giving Kevin kidney beans this week too. He just shook his head. Mixing in the adult chili is a good idea, if I can get it past his lips to taste it.

  2. Que bien se ve todo!
    Looks like you are being an excellent cook! Maybe, you got something from Titi Mimi.
    Bertrand is wise and his apetite is gourmet!
    Titi Lili

  3. I am glad that Bertand is having great food cook by his loving mom. He knows to recongnize good food made with great love.
    With my love,