today i have a funny story about dogs and babies.
benny has been doing SO great with baby #1 until recently he has felt jealous yet again. previously, benny ate a bowl of lucky charms in retaliation. perhaps my dog is actually smart and does all these things on purpose or he really is the dingus i know him to be.
1) one day i was fixing pillows on my couch and thought, "hey, that's strange a pillow is knocked over." only to find a bone buried in the couch cushions...when benny is DEF not allowed on the couch and the little dingus knows this. two days later, i give him a bone and turn around only to find him tiptoeing on the couch to the same as before mentioned couch cushion. WHAP WHAP. I can see the ad on Craigslist now:
CAVALIER. FREE. BURIES BONES IN COUCH.
2) last week baby #1 decided to really hate naps. i would spend 40 mins getting him to be ok being left alone. so im nursing him, rocking him etc. and here comes benny. great. he looks at me. walks over to baby #1's crib and starts sticking his head under the crib. O.O baby #1 is JUST starting to calm down and is getting sleepy at this point. there is NO way i can holler at benny to stop or else i will wake baby #1. at this point benny's head is under the crib. he looks around. im seething. pretty soon benny is army crawling under the crib and now his entire body is under the crib. and you know what that dingus does? he stands up and looks at me from under the crib. ooooooo i was maaaad. so i gently place baby #1 down in his crib (because there is no way he's going to sleep now) and pull benny out from under the crib...WHAP WHAP. Again I can see the ad on Craigslist now:
CAVALIER. FREE. ARMY CRAWLS UNDER CRIBS.
HAHA. fortunately this week baby #1 is napping like a charm and benny is no longer army crawling under cribs, but i was close to losing my mind.
anyways...in the meantime i wanted to make this roasted strawberry-buttermilk sherbet. you know when melted butter and warm strawberry jam mixes on toast because you put waaaaay too much on? that's what this tastes like in sherbet-form.
i am embarrassed to say this was baby #1 first taste of food because dirt bike man let a little touch his lips (i know, i know, he's not supposed to have cow's milk until the age of 2!). and ohmygosh. he liked it. he grabbed dirt bike man's spoon and thrust the spoon at his mouth again to our amazement. this kid doesn't even have great motor skills yet, but he def grabbed the spoon for more roasted strawberry sherbet!
roasted strawberry-buttermilk sherbet
adapted from Bon Appetit mag
serves 6 (or 2 adults and 1 baby)
5 cups hulled strawbs, quartered
3/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1/3 c sour cream
pinch of salt
1) heat the oven to 425 F. combine strawberries and sugar in a 13x9x2 baking dish. roast for 15-20, stirring occasionally until juices are bubbling.
2) puree berries, buttermilk, sour cream and salt in a blender and place in a loaf pan. place in freezer and whisk/stir every 30 mins or so until frozen. i dont have an ice cream maker so this is what i do instead. the texture is a little icy but the buttermilk prevents it from getting too icy and it is actually quite nice. if you have an ice cream maker, use it.