One of the hardest things about motherhood for me is meal times with Thomas. When solids were first introduced to him he seemed to love everything I gave him. We had fun.
I don’t know when, but at some point Thomas decided he wasn’t a fan of food. Breakfast, lunch and dinner has become a struggle and quiet frankly it’s my least favourite time of the day. I feel anxious and frustrated every time we sit down to eat because it’s such an unpleasant time for both of us.
You can imagine my relief when I find recipes that Thomas not only enjoys but will open his mouth for. Finding reciepes is hit and miss. I’ll go out and buy produce and spend the time cooking only to have Thomas make a song and dance over the meal. It’s so incredibly frustrating.
We have recently discovered an Apricot Lamb reciepe which Thomas LOVES so I have to share it. It’s pretty easy to make although there is a bit of cooking time involved.
Toby is really good at making this dish and wanted to share it with you all. So, Toby, take it away, Buddy.
1 onion, finely chopped
2 carrots, peeled and finely diced
1 garlic clove
550g diced lamb meat
2 cup vegetable stock
Can of apricot halves, you will need 12 halves and 1/2 a cup of syrup
300g potato, peeled and finely diced
- Preheat oven to 160 degrees
^ On the stovetop, heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat and saute the onion and carrot for 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
^ Transfer all ingredients from the saucepan to a casserole dish or a baking dish. Transfer to the oven and cook, covered, for 1 hour.
^ You can puree further if you like. We like to puree into liquid, basically, because our friend, Thomas is a lazy eater and isn’t a fan of chewing too much. And we are all for making meal times as easy as possible.