Tuesday, March 23, 2010

packs a punch

So i just invented what i call "power pasta".. it packs a punch with calories! Its going to make a lot of CF babies very very chunky!

let me start you out..

2 Lbs dry pasta (i use penne noodles)
2 C veggy oil

[ using a large pot, add your 2 Lbs of dry pasta, 2 C of veggy oil, then add enough water to boil the noodles. boil until noodles break apart with a fork. strain and let cool]

1 can crisco
1 jar baby pureed beef [or whatever flavor your child prefers (fruits, veggy, whatever)]
1 Qrt heavy whipping cream

[ After the noodles have cooled you need to puree them... we use a food proccessor but you can use a blender just the same. Add in noodles, slowly start adding water, then blend, add more water until you get the consitancy you/your child prefers (cookie eats her pasta thick) once the pasta is blended up i use ice cube trays to fill and put in the freezer. each cube is about 1oz of food. once frozen pop the cubes out of the tray and into a freezer bag and store in the freezer]

now come the time to feed baby.. get out a bowl, fill with 5 frozen cubes of puree pasta, in our microwave i put it in for 33 seconds (yours may vary) once its done, using a spoon break up the cubes left solid, add a spoonful of puree beef (of whatever you choose for flavor) then, 1 Tbsp of crisco and 1 Tbsp of heavy whipping cream. put back in microwave for 12 seconds. stir and serve.

it packs quite the punch of calories!