He loves red shoes, red pants, red cars and, although fond of all hats, his favourite – by a country mile – is his red fire chief hat.
I’ve been feeling like a bit of a fraud lately, you know being a foody/mummy blogger and all…..It would seem that D Man’s tastes have changed and my toddler, who was eating sushi back when his peers were eating rice smoosh and mashed everything (he didn’t use chopsticks though, just in case you were going to call Ripley), has become a bit picky.
I hate picky eaters, as much as I hate dog poo so I sincerely hope it’s just a passing phase.
He still eats sushi with gusto, and pretty much anything that can be eaten on the run with his hands. I think it’s mostly because he’s just so damn busy all the time. He’s currently a cracking multi-tasker. Playing with blocks, whilst watching tv, whilst eating something that will leave crumbs all over the Persian, whilst probably filling his pants.
I wonder if he’ll continue to be able to multi task as he gets older? I think it’s something that most guys lose the ability to do by about 4…..but I digress.
Breakfast has been a real bitch. He might have a couple of bites of toast, a few nuts or half a banana, but he’s gone from devouring large amounts of breakfast to picking like a supermodel. When I asked him yesterday what he wanted for breakfast, he answered,
What the f&*k is red? Red is not a food? But instead of going into the semantics of the English language I thought perhaps I could accommodate my little red-loving friend. I made us red porridge….apples, berries and some food colouring. Figured he’d poo poo it and I’d end up eating the lot, but I’m ok with red porridge.
He noshed that red pap right up, muttering “Yummy, red. Niiice”, like a mini, blonde Yoda.
I sure fixed his little red wagon, so to speak.
This morning, when I asked him what he wanted he said, for the first time EVER,
When I put his bowl of banana, date and blue porridge in front of him, he breathed a happy sigh and said,
So, today’s recipe is nothing amazing for people with no kids (perhaps inner children will be excited?), but for people with kids, this may revolutionise your mornings. If you’re going to be all ‘oh no, we don’t do food colouring because it’s unnatural, and stuff’, then fine. Stick to grey old porridge.
I ain’t bovvered.
Yield : enough for he and me (yes, grammar spotters – I KNOW!)
You will need :
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1 cup milk
- 1 small red apple, grated
- 1/2 cup frozen berries, chopped
- a few drops of red food colouring
Do you really need me to tell you? Ok, I’d better, just to keep up appearances.
Place all of the ingredients into a pan and cook until thickened, and squidgy. Like porridge…..but red.