Missy Pie and Mr. Sir

Our First Family Meal…

A Missy Pie Post…

Mr. Sir and I love to cook! It is something that we have been doing together since we met. Our cooking has evolved over the past 7 and a half years and for anyone who has enjoyed a meal in our home, I’d like to think they would back me up in saying that we are quite a cooking pair and that we make pretty amazing food! Hey Food Network, you better recognize.

We each bring an expertise to the kitchen that compliments each other and it has a lot to do with where we learned to cook. I was raised in Nashville, TN where my mama is from and in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, where my father is from. To add another layer of culture, my father’s family is originally from the Canary Islands, Spain.  Tommy was born in Puerto Rico to parents from the Caribbean island of Dominica. So we crank out a fusion of some pretty fabulous foods. We have been tucking away favorite meals and festive beverages for years in the hope that someday we can open a rum shack on a beach in the Caribbean and serve up some of our specialities paired with some bad ass beach worth liquor concoctions we have come up with. Mr. Sir and I agree that cooking is an art form, and one that we delight in perfecting and experimenting with.

So needless to say, we have been waiting on pins and needles to cook for our Snug. She has been eating “solids” since she was 6 months.

What? You want me to eat something other than this? Unacceptable...

Mostly that has consisted of homemade yumminess like; cinnamon apple sauce,  sweet potato puree, green beans, spinach and potato puree with parmesan, roasted root vegetables, roasted parsnip, pear and fig with a dash of maple syrup, and easy to smoosh foods like avocados and bananas.

Stand back. I have this totally under control.

At almost 8 months, she has had brilliant success with all the foods we have introduced so far. Therefore, we decided that she is about ready to start eating what we do for dinner. Tonight, Mr. Sir and I made up a great chicken vegetable soup recipe that we thought would be delicious pureed for her.

Our homemade Veggies and Chicken Soup

This was the first time we cooked a full meal that we felt we could just puree for her as well.  We are loving making all her food homemade but tonight we brought it to a whole new dimension when we just pureed a little of what we were eating for her.

Our blender is finally being used for something other than frozen alcohol beverages and smoothies (with alcohol...)

For years, Mr. Sir and I have talked about how someday we are going to make delicious food for our children. That came true tonight because she LOVED this meal. Maybe it was the yummy protein. (Her first time to have chicken or any meat for that matter.) Maybe it was the texture. But I’m putting all my money on the flavor which may or may not have been enhanced by a cup of Argentinian red wine… My baby has a deep and sumptuous palate. She has liked everything we have fed her thus far but she almost came out of her high chair for every bite of  dinner tonight! Grown up dinner turned into homemade baby food success!

Mama! I'm so excited about dinner tonight!

Oh my goodness! You and papa have really outdone yourselves this time!

What is this stuff? Vegetables and chicken? Well, vegetables and chicken are amazing.

Really, I get to eat some more? Oh yeah!

Seriously, y'all just changed my life.

If you would like to make our yummy delicious soup see our recipe below. If you have a wee one at home, simply put some of the finished product in a blender and… Viola! Dinner for the family, including baby, is served! Enjoy!

Missy Pie and Mr. Sir’s Red Wine Veggies and Chicken Soup

2 medium carrots sliced

2 stalks of celery sliced

2 medium yukon gold potatoes cubed

1 medium onion diced

1 cup of baby portabella mushrooms sliced

1 zucchini sliced

1 can of diced tomatoes

4 chicken breasts cubed

1 cup of favorite red wine ( or whatever red wine is open)

6 cups of chicken stock

tsp. of oregano

tsp. of rosemary herb rub

tsp. of salt

1/2 tsp. of pepper

2 bay leaves

Dump everything in a crock pot and let cook for 8 to 10 hours. Serves 6 to 8.

So easy and delicious! Great to make on Sunday and then enjoy all week!

This entry was written by Sonia LeBlanc and published on January 9, 2012 at 12:29 am. It’s filed under Family, Life and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “Our First Family Meal…

  1. Leslie on said:

    OMG she is too cute!!!

    I hope her love for foods continues and she doesn’t end up like Campbell who only eats pizza and chips and salsa!

  2. Cordia on said:

    My boys were always good at eating a variety of foods at that age, then as they got older, they got pickier. Even Lennon is turning down stuff. I dont know what it is. Hopefully she will continue eating everything you give her b/c it sure makes life easier. Lennon does like “Momma’s Soup” and I get him to say it. It is the cutest thing in the world.

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