I served my guests babyfood on a cracker.
I had gone to Chicago’s fabulous Green City Farmer’s Market and picked up a box of wonderful sweet peas that I can never resist. I thought for sure that my daughter would love them! Upon returning home I took a cup of them and put them in a bowl with a few tablespoons of water. Warmed them up in the microwave and pureed them with my hand blender. The color was so vibrant and beautiful. The taste was so sweet and fresh. Unfortunately, she was totally unimpressed. I was crushed. Just when I was bragging about her mature palate, she passes on freshly picked sweet peas! I couldn’t possibly throw this creation away.
I spread it on an Everything flavored cracker, topped it with Pepper Jack cheese, a small piece of tomato, and a leaf of cilantro. It was beautiful. I anxiously waited for my wonderful husband to get home and try one.
When he looked at it, I told him to eat first, ask questions later. He loved it, as you may may have guessed. Because we all know that if he had hated it, I wouldn’t be writing about it right now.
I will be honest, I won’t be coming back with many baby food-to-appetizer transformations. But this one actually worked. And in case you were wondering, no, I don’t make all of my baby food either. I tried in the beginning to be Mother Earth and make by hand all the baby food I served her. It lasted about a week. Oh well.