August 2, 2009
There's nothing as delicious to me as the smell of rich beef stew cooking on the range. We were testing this dish last week in the weelicious kitchen, and every time anyone wandered in, the first thing all of them would say is, "what's that smell?!” There's just something so comforting and homey to almost everyone about beef stew. And it's the perfect choice for babies just starting solids because it's packed with iron from the beef and tons of flavor from the veggies.
That being said, while I came up with this recipe for babies, it’s appeal seems to have even more wide-reaching appeal. Kenya is almost 2 1/2 and he ate this puree for dinner 2 nights in a row! And when a friend of mine saw it in the fridge, she asked if she could bring some home to serve to her family spread on crackers like a pate. I do realize the picture above desn’t necessarily look like something you'd dream of serving to your baby (or yourself for that matter), but it is serious good eating!
We used these to make this recipe: