Friday, July 2, 2010

a Chicken Little recipe


Chicken Little.
If you hang around our house long enough you will hear us call someone or some animal "Chicken Little".

I call Benson "Chicken Little" and he knows that that's what K-K calls him. He'll tell you. It's so funny to me that he calls Lael that now.

Jess had a picture out of Lael when she was tee tiny, and little 2 and a half year old Benson said,
"Hey, Mama. Is that baby Megan Lael?"
She said, "Yes, Benson, it is!"
He said, "Awwww. The lil' chicken."
I kid you not.

"Chicken Little", "Little Chicken", or just plain 'ole "Chicken" will do. Don't ask me to explain why we say it. When Lael was in utero we called her the "Kickin' Chicken", and lately "Sweet and Sour Chicken" would describe her pretty well. Her mood can shift like the wind.

Of course, when I had gone past my due date it was too perfect not to exclaim,

"This little chicken is fully cooked! She needs to come out of the oven!"

Yes, it's a knee slapper, I know.

Corny, corny. I can't help it though. I come from a family full of corny people, but hey, we laugh a lot!

Speaking of, does anyone remember the Chicken Little sandwich that KFC used to sell? Please tell me I'm not the only 80's child out there who indulged in these little morsels of heaven. My mom used to occasionally drive through and buy one for me as a snack. Real healthy. Oh, but I loved them. It was a small chicken patty with mayonnaise on a small roll just perfect for little 'ole me. They sold for 39 cents a pop.

Anywho, in honor of my beloved "Chicken Little" phrase, I wanted to share with you a baby food recipe that has become one of Lael's faves.

It consists of:
1 cooked chicken breast
1 cooked sweet potato
and as much unsweetened applesauce as you please!

I would suggest cooking your sweet potato with a tablespoon of unsalted butter to add a little fat.

Cut the chicken breast and sweet potato into chunks, and then puree them and the applesauce together. Make sure to puree until you can only see tiny shreds of the chicken (chicken littles, if you will. heehee). You don't want any big pieces of chicken quite yet if this is your baby's first time eating meat. This is a great recipe for anyone who has already introduced their baby to the basic fruits and veggies. It gives your baby a variety of nutrients in one serving! Try it for yourself! You will find that it is delish!
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