I have really enjoyed diving into the world of finger foods with Little Frances! I love that she can feed herself; its a great way to keep her occupied while I get things done, plus I just love to watch her explore and test her independence. I have been racking my brain trying to come up with new and creative foods to tempt her little palate that she can also feed to herself, and I thought noodles might be a good food to try. Even though she’s usually an adventure little eater, she gave plain noodles a big fat sour puss rating!
I came across this recipe in the cookbook Deceptively Delicious, and I thought maybe all Little Frances needed was a much loved and familiar flavor while she got used to the noodles.
- 8 oz whole grain noodles - I used Fuseli because it seemed like it would easy for Little Frances to grasp and stay firm enough after cooking to be picked up.
- 1/2 cup butternut squash puree
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons butter/margarine
- 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Cook the noodles according to package instructions.
- Drain the noodles and return to the pan.
- Add the squash, milk, butter, cheese, and salt to the noodles and stir until all noodles are evenly coated.
- Cut the noodles into bite sized pieces. If your baby has top and bottom teeth, you may want to keep it long.
Miscellaneous: This delicious meal can be enjoyed by the entire family! Just add salad.
Timing: 9 to 10 Months
Storage: I would store this in the fridge for up to 1 week, and in the freezer for 1 month.
Epicutie Rating: Somewhat Yummy! At first Little Frances was all smiles, so I thought that it was a hit, but she did not devour it the way she usually does foods she really likes. Eventually she was fussing and (semi) signing all done. I left it on her place at she continued to pick it thought while she was finishing the rest of her meal.