Friday, August 20, 2010

Tuna Penne Pasta

Between us, my husband is the one who enjoys cooking more.  He wanted to try different recipes and sometimes experimenting just to get a whole new taste of them.  Last week, he brought home packs of Nestle De'Lite All Purpose Cream (made with Soya) which were give-aways from his office.  So he thought of cooking a home-made pasta for our daughter, as well as for the whole household.  I will share to you his pasta recipe:

Tuna Penne Pasta
Let your little one taste a bit of Italian


500 grams Penne pasta
1 Nestle De'Lite All Purpose Cream
1 All Purpose Cream
1/2 can of evaporated milk
3 CannedTuna (in Vegetable Oil)
small amount of salt and pepper
Cheddar cheese

1. Cook Penne pasta until al dente.  Set aside.
2. In a bowl, mix all the All Purpose Creams mentioned in the ingredients, evaporated milk, and small amount of salt and pepper.
3.  Heat the mixture for a short time just to make it warm.  Take it off the fire once warmed already.  It would serve as the sauce.
4.  Drain the cans of tuna and put it with the sauce.  Lightly mix (don't mix too much to preserve the shape of the tuna.  But if you wish to overmix, you can do so, for easy feeding to toddlers).
5.  Grate cheese but seaparate it (mixing cheese with the sauce would shorten shelf time of the food).

*you can adjust the taste of the sauce by adding All Purpose Cream or evaporated milk. 

Happy Italian meal to your tots!:)

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Friday, August 13, 2010

Fruity Pancake seems like I'm loading my toddler more fruits because I would be sharing a recipe which includes fruit again!  Well, I couldn't seem to think of other food to be mixed with pancake! Hehe.  I learned this recipe through my officemate who brought a pancake in our office one day and explained to us that she mixed the pancake with mashed over ripe bananas.  My eyes lit up and I told her that my baby might want to have a taste of a fruity pancake.  However, when the weekend came, there wasn't any banana available in our home, so I used ripe mango instead to mix with the pancake.  What's more about this recipe was that, my toddler practiced using her baby fork in getting pieces of pancake and putting it into her mouth (alas, her self-feeding worked most of the time!).

Fruity Pancake
An enjoyable and healthy breakfast


Pancake mix
Mashed ripe yellow mangoes / over ripe bananas
Strawberry jam or honey


Mix Pancake mix and water according to the label instructions (it doesn't matter how many pancakes you will make...even adults could eat the final output of this recipe!).  Then mix the mashed fruit with the pancake.  Place small amount of pancake mix with mashed fruit on the heated frying pan until the side is already cooked.  Turn the pancake to cook the other side of it.  When cooked, take it out of the frying pan and let it cool for a while so that your toddler could enjoy it.  While cooling, cook another pancake until all the mix had been cooked. 

Before giving the meal to your toddler, make sure it's not too hot already.  Place strawberry jam or honey on the pancake and let your child enjoy it by letting him eat it by providing him a safe fork for kids (with your assistance and supervision).

Leftovers?  Well, it's time for you to grab a bite of it! :)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Fruity Mashy Snack

I posted this food recipe in my other blog site, A Family Tale, along with other food recipes for toddlers.  i picked this one to be the first recipe I would post on this site because my baby daughter (ooopss..she's a toddler now!  She just turned 1!) loved this recipe the first time I made it for her.  It's composed of mashed fruit and milk / cereal.  I hope your kids would love it too. :)

For her playtime breaktime


Half cheek of Avocado (mashed)
Cereal (Wheat and Milk flavored Cerelac) or oatmeal
3-5 onces Baby's formula milk or just plain Wilkins water (depending on how much cereal you will add)
small amount of honey

Mix cereal and milk / water in a bowl (oatmeal is better to mix with milk instead of water).  Add the mashed Avocado and mix with the cereal and milk / water.  Then add small amount of honey.

*mashed banana, mango, or apple can also be used instead of avocado.

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