Let me preface this post by saying, I am no five star chef. My mother taught me basically nothing about cooking, and my mother in law only taught me just a bit more. As with most things it seems, I’m mostly self-taught and highly experimental. It doesn’t always turn out for the best. Especially in the kitchen. But if at first you don’t succeed… feed it to the dog. (I wish I had a dog.) Really though, this one didn’t turn out half bad!
I’ve had to do some rearranging of my cupboards lately to accommodate the fact that Garrett is eating a lot more solid foods. We also get WIC, so we have literally a ton of jarred baby food. Do you know how much baby food you get from WIC when you breastfeed? It’s a lot. I’m not even sure exactly how many per month, but it’s taking up a considerable amount of cabinet space. So tonight I was searching for something to make for dinner, as once again I forgot to thaw out some meat. We decided to just have breakfast for supper (I staple in this house). But I wanted to mix it up a bit.
We always end up having pancakes, but I felt it needed to have something extra tonight. I was thinking banana pancakes, but my bananas are still quite green. And have you ever made banana pancakes with not-ripe-enough bananas? I haven’t, because that would be gross. So instead of making gross green banana pancakes or plain ole regular pancakes, I turned to that huge supply of jar baby food that I have sitting there.
That’s right. I put baby food in my pancakes.
I even spiced it up a bit and not only went with the bananas, but the strawberry bananas. Garrett loves it, it smells like bananas, and it doesn’t have any other added ingredients, so why not?
I promise you, it blended right in and made my pancakes extra moist. I was worried they’d maybe be too moist, but it wasn’t an issue at all. The taste was subtle but pleasant, and I only got grossed out by the idea of eating baby food one time!
Have you ever cooked with baby food? Would you?