Clara's First Thanksgiving
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EmilyNunn January 26, 2014
Oh, my gosh. I am just now seeing this picture. Sweetiest sweetie pie in the whole world. My adjectives feel out of control.
anneedoc November 19, 2012
Beautiful, healthy-looking baby. Thanks to her Mom's love of healthy food. Good going Merrill.
thirdchild November 18, 2012
Merrill, Clara is adorable! We met the then-pregnant you a year ago at Delancy in Seattle, and look at her now! I love the sweater. Did someone knit it for her? I want the pattern!
Zoe's G. November 18, 2012
Boy, Clara really reminds me of Zoe at 8 months - all eyes and merry appetite! My daughter lived almost 100 miles away then, and relied on her own common sense about what to feed when, and as a result, Zoe at 7 eats better than most adults I know. She never got commercial baby foods at all, so all vegetables and fruits are her natural prey - but her favorite food since she got teeth is beef, which she refers to as "steak" - all sorts of grilled or roasted or even braised beef is "steak" to her. While she adores it, she splits her plate willingly, requiring two or three vegetables to consider a plate of food a meal -otherwise it's just a snack. She loves homemade bread and soup, and crows with delight when she hears we're having kale with supper tonight. It sounds and looks like Clara is following the same path of finding joy in natural-tasting foods, offered with love and a smile. Starting now, she'll eat anything she sees you eating - and winkle it away from you for herself, given half a chance! She is adorable - but she looks a LOT cleaner eating than either my daughter OR granddaughter! Lucky, lucky you!
mayuchico November 14, 2012
I can't believe your baby is almost a year old! Time flies. I have 2 and 7 years old. My 2 years old is pretty adventurous and eat anything, but 7 years old has vege allergy which he claims. I will use the tips for him! Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving!
jonakocht November 14, 2012
It's actually not accurate to say that " once you cook [recipes] for a few minutes, all of the alcohol burns off." The USDA has tested this and shown that unless you're baking/simmering something for upwards of 3 hours, a lot of alcohol will still remain in your recipes calling for alcoholic beverages. For example,, 15 minutes of simmering or baking only removes 60% of the alcohol. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooking_with_alcohol
Greenstuff November 13, 2012
I still remember my baby's first Thanksgiving! She was 10-11 months old, interested in food, and ... really interested in walking! Her fellow babies' parents weren't as relaxed about food as we were, so while she enjoyed her little pieces of turkey, the rest of them ate fake, organic, cardboard-tasting versions of Cheerios! She's well into her 20s now and will be cooking up a storm with a group of expats in Europe. Happy first Thanksgiving, Clara!
Sounds like your daughter still has an appreciation for good food -- thanks to you!
wssmom November 13, 2012
Awwwwww .... cuteness to the max! (Food's pretty good, too)
Elycooks November 13, 2012
Sigh. Can I just take her home?
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