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Play date - BLW food and etiquette?
« on: December 06, 2014, 04:48:09 am »
Hey there. So, we have our first ever play date tomorrow! The mom hosting is making some pasta with yoghurt and also puffed rice. Her child is a lot older. I volunteered to bring along something -- and only later realised that I have no idea what would be good to take. Since she doing food stuff, I thought maybe a dessert? So I could take along some fruit for my baby but for the older ones, maybe a proper dessert. So far I have thought of apple crumble or fruity pancakes with a compote. I am so new to BLW that I am finding it pretty confusing. Any suggestions? Would really appreciate it!






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Re: Play date - BLW food and etiquette?
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2014, 06:32:40 am »
I think what you're suggesting sounds lovely. When we did BLW, J just had whatever was available,  but since your LO is so young still I think your idea of bringing fruit for her and something else for the older ones is really good.



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Re: Play date - BLW food and etiquette?
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2014, 06:53:07 am »
Thanks. So far I can't figure out how to make apple crumble without the demerera sugar






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Re: Play date - BLW food and etiquette?
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2014, 06:58:06 am »
Could you do an oat topping instead? Though you might still need a bit of sugar to make it palatable. How old are the other children?



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Re: Play date - BLW food and etiquette?
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2014, 07:49:51 am »
9 months and 15 months -- I think. Meeting them for the first time.






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Re: Play date - BLW food and etiquette?
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2014, 07:59:30 am »
Yeah, try an oaty topping, or muesli?



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Re: Play date - BLW food and etiquette?
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2014, 08:21:06 am »
Great idea! Thank you! Muah!






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Re: Play date - BLW food and etiquette?
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2014, 10:23:57 am »
I may be too late for your cooking...

I never put sugar in oat topped crumble. Here's a sugar free recipe
1.5 cups oats
0.5 cup flour (plain flur or rice flour or ground almonds if nuts are safe)
big spoon butter
cinnamon
optional peanut butter (again if nuts are safe otherwise leave out)

Whizz the oats, add flour and cinnamon, mix, add butter mix, add peanut butter if using, mix.

So that is a recipe I picked up somewhere on the internet and I may have followed it once, but I generally don't follow recipes, I measure out nothing and just throw things in. I don't usually add flour so it's fine without, I tend to add vanilla and cinnamon. You can also sweeten it up (if needed) with things like whizzed prune or raisins.

Some sugar free fruit mini muffins would go down well, or the fruit pancakes you mentioned, banana bread, banana blondies, flap jack (oaty chews), bread and butter pudding served cold in slices.

Just lots of lovely fruit on a platter would be great, or how about some festive fun and serve up Santa Strawberries?  Kids love them!
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=santa+strawberries&client=ubuntu&hs=7yY&channel=fs&gl=uk&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=5deCVPvzKcjzUoiUhNgP&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1215&bih=895
I've made these for DS since his first xmas, I used just cream cheese, stir well to slacken it a bit, with no sugar or anything else added.  I also just use a knife to form the beard and don't bother with a piping bag, much less hassle. You need to make eyes out of something, a tiny cube of sultana would do it.  Pack them standing upright into a container to transport them so they don't fall over.


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Re: Play date - BLW food and etiquette?
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2014, 03:12:51 am »
Yum, thanks! I had actually already got everything ready but then DH and I ate the first batch and then I burnt the second, so... :p Will try your recipe now!






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Re: Play date - BLW food and etiquette?
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2014, 07:36:50 am »
Ground seeds are a great option if nuts aren't a good idea :)

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Re: Play date - BLW food and etiquette?
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2014, 09:48:43 am »
What are ground seeds?

Also, those strawberry santas are amazing!