March 29, 2008

The meat and potatoes

Here you see Daniel feeding Zion his first meat, which was, like his brother before him, venison from the sweat of Daniel's own brow (or rather the snap of Daniel's own bow). I suppose it has become a tradition in our house. In fact, I had to literally pick the meat out of the food for Zion before I got around to preparing venison. The mush you see in the bowl is actually a very delicious shepherd's pie put through the KidCo food mill. Zion won't eat baby food, and he doesn't much like sweets (neither cereal nor fruit). He wants something savory! If it's full-flavored and rich, he'll put away as much as his brother. Tonight he ate steak cooked in hot pepper sauce, buttered mashed potatoes, and roasted butternut squash. The kid's got good taste!