Sunday, September 17, 2006


Kate was consuming so many of the Stonyfield Farms YoBaby drinkable yogurts that we were starting to have to dip into her education fund to keep them in stock in our refrigerator. (I believe I've mentioned Kate's fondness for dairy before.) I decided to start making her yogurt drinks. I found a recipe for the Indian yogurt drink, lasse, made a couple tiny adjustments and served it up to her. I was surprised, because the drink is kind of exotic for a 2-year-old and bears almost no similarity with her Yobabies, to find that she loves the lasse. She'll knock back 4oz (the amount of the YoBaby) and ask for more.

I just never know what the kid will eat until I give it to her. We had a pasta dish that involved grilled salmon a couple weeks ago. I made her just the pasta, thinking she'd avoid the salmon (no point in wasting that). She ate a few bites of her pasta then set to work picking all the salmon out of my serving and eating it. Then, of course, there's the day she ate nearly her own body weight in Gorgonzola. When she was 1 year old she ate some escargot and seemed to like it (One year is too young to A) ask what it is or 2) be grossed out at the thought of eating a snail). It was trial and error that taught her she does not like wasabi. Well, mostly error on that one. I do enjoy standing in my kitchen thinking "what can I get the kid to eat today?" Most days the answer is "something white or yellow" but the salmon days are enough to keep me going.

Kate's Lasse
1 cup lowfat plan yogurt
1 1/2 T sugar (or to taste)
1/2 t rosewater
1 t ground cumin
couple pinches ground cinnamon
5 crushed ice cubes (my fridge dispenses crushed ice, so I just guess at it)
Throw it all together in a blender and blend until you feel good about it. (If that doesn't happen in a minute or so, seek professional help, it's more than the blender can handle.)


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