His feeding specialist told me to go get a food processor and start making different foods. Why am I so stressed out about this? Well, because I don't like cooking at all, I am alone at nights for dinner because my hubby works, and I'm not creative with food. I am also nervous about this change because Carter doesn't seem to like many foods, but I guess I need to at least try and introduce him to new kinds. I know most Moms probably already do this, but since my baby isn't "normal", he provides a bit more of a challenge. So I went and bought a food processor, a mini one, and I'm going to give it a shot. I may not do meats because eww, that grosses me out. She suggested making a cheese sauce and mixing it with veggies or meats. Here is the recipe, she said it is delicious:
Melt 2 Tablespoons butter in a sauce pot over medium heat, then add 2 Tablespoons flour. Mix until smooth. Slowly add 1 Cup of milk to this and stir until it begins to get thick. Add 1 Cup of cheese (cheddar, Swiss or Parmesan) to this and stir until melted. Add salt, pepper and a pinch of nutmeg to taste. Parmesan is great on broccoli, or if you add some pesto to this, it's great with chicken and pasta. A combination of Swiss and Cheddar makes a really good sauce for mac and cheese.
Sounds simple enough, and then she said to freeze in an ice tray and thaw the leftovers. I think I'll try the cheese sauce with spinach first, then work my way to more creative things like possibly asparagus or mac & cheese. Why cheese sauce? Because it's high in fat, calories, calcium and more. She said what little Carter will eat, we have to pack with as much as possible. Any suggestions for simple things to try in my new food processor? We are on a tight budget so I'm wondering what else to try. I know he needs protein, so what should I try?
I know it might sound weird, but I'm having a hard time with this new change. Some days I'm like, okay I am doing alright. Then we have to add new things to his therapy routine, and then I get that down, and then something else comes up. I don't complain much, but I've been getting really down about it lately. I guess I'm nervous waiting for the next thing to happen. Most families, not all, have healthy and normally developing kids. Sure they have their own challenges, but it's not the same. When I think of the future, I think that I am going to have to carry Carter around, help him dress and bathe and eat for so long...I am going to have a "baby" for a long time still and he is 20 months old. Some days I cope well, and others like now I start to freak a little.