I have noticed that there are a few differences in weaning in Spain and the UK. While Baby Led Weaning seems all the rage in the UK, I´m not so sure it´s very popular in Spain. I was given a rough guide from the doctor about weaning, however on this guide it says not to introduce veg till 6 1/2 months whereas in the UK, it is reccommended to start with veg before fruit, due to fruit being naturally sweeter and therefore babies liking it more.Chloe turned 6 months recently and we went along to the doctor´s for her injections and 6 mnth check-up. The nurse was asking what we had given her and when I mentioned that I´d already given her veg such as carrot & sweet potato, one of the nurses asked me why I didn´t give her something more normal! I immediately got annoyed and replied that it was normal to give sweet potato to babies in my country, which it is. In fact, many of the baby food jars have sweet potato & carrot combos! One of the nurses then replied but you´re not in your country, you´re here! I was fuming! Ok, I know the doctor´s have their reasons but if there aren´t any problems for babies in the UK, why would there be any problem for Spanish babies?Especially as I have read that sweet potato doesn´t cause much allergy! I just want her to have a healthy, varied diet so that she doesn´t grow up fussy, like me!!
Anyway, rant over! I made this dish at least a month ago but haven´t got round to blogging it! I´m getting quite a backlog of things I want to blog but haven´t had time to yet! This is another vegetarian recipe from my school days when we did a project about vegetarianism in Home Economics and is one of my favs!
Ingredients (for 2 people)
25g butter or margarine
3 spring onions, sliced
1/2 green pepper, chopped
1/2 red pepper, chopped
167g mushrooms, sliced
3-6 slices of bread
62g Cheddar cheese
1/2 pint milk
1/2 tsp mustard (I used Dijon but you can use English or whichever mustard you like)
1/2 tsp Worcester sauce
1. Fry chopped vegetables in butter or margarine till tender.
2. Cut crusts off bread and cut into rectangles. Place a layer in a greased casserole dish:
3.Spoon fried vegetables on top of bread:
4. Top with another layer of remaining bread.
5. Grate the cheese and sprinkle on top:
6.Whisk eggs, milk, mustard and Worcester sauce together and pour over the bread and mushroom mixture.
7. Bake in a preheated oven for 40 -60 mins at 180ºC or till cheese has melted and the top is a nice golden colour: