Bobby is finally eating my homemade food!
Over the last few months I’ve really got into cooking from scratch. I always loved cooking but over the last year juggling work and taking care of Bobby has meant I’ve been mainly relying on convenience food for me and Justin and prepared baby food for Bobby.
Once I became pregnant again I started thinking about what I was eating and started to become more wary of the things added to pre-packaged food. It was around the same time I watched a documentary on sugar and health and I decided I was going to start cooking from scratch a lot more. I wanted to make sure that I knew exactly what I was feeding Bobby and my new baby. I know my parents didn’t think too much about this when they had us but things are different know. I like using cookbooks as I want to make new things rather than the same dishes and I’ve got a pretty good collection now! Jamie Oliver’s books are always a go too for me as they’re not too complicated and always turn out great!
My hard work paid off recently when Bobby started eating the food I had made from scratch. Up until then most of the food I cooked from scratch for Bobby didn’t get eaten at all which is a bit of a thankless task when you go to the effort and it ends up in the bin. Thankfully he’s started eating much better and he’s enjoying some of my cooking now. It’s always nicer to know exactly what your child is eating. I’m no Annabel Karmel but I’ve started making my own chicken dippers and homemade pizzas and he likes things like cottage pie and lasagna which is great cos I can make that for the whole family.
He loves getting involved with the cooking too which is great cos it actually keeps him in one place for more than ten minutes! He loves baking too which is another fun thing to do together. We made banana cupcakes and smartie cookies last week. It’s complete chaos of course with flour going everywhere and bits of food all over the floor but I love seeing him getting so excited about what we’ve made. Plus we always have baked good around the house so I’m not complaining!
Last week I went to a dinner party to celebrate my friend Nicola Roberts’ birthday, it was so lovely. It was just a group of her closest friends, Cheryl was there too. One of her good friends hosted it and had put on an amazing Moroccan feast! Having dinner parties at home is the best! Long gone are the days of going to clubs and partying till the early hours. We had some great birthdays back in the Girls Aloud days but these days we’re definitely all much happier to chill in the privacy of one of our homes and enjoy a proper catch up. It was perfect for me being heavily pregnant as I’m constantly running to the loo all night and could stay in my comfy clothes!