This is a discussion on what to use to heat up the porridge?? within the Introducing Solids & Feeding Your Fussy Toddlers forum, part of the Growing Up & Parenting category; really?? hmm.. maybe i should buy the same as yours then... i prefer it to be very hot so that ...
really?? hmm.. maybe i should buy the same as yours then... i prefer it to be very hot so that i feel safe to give her (knowing no bacteria will multiply in hot food). kinda regret never buy tiger.. dont know its the brand's problem or what...
So you mean if i want the porridge to become "lan" then i need to cook for around 3 hours ??? Tats quite long .... coz before i cook the porridge i will soak the rice for about 1 and a half hour... then put it to cook in saucepan...So do i need to soak the rice also and cook it using the slow cooker?? Do you think the porridge can cook less than 2 or 3 hours??
My daughter is ok when i reheat the porridge or cereal... she dont have diarrhea and vomitting... so far so good loh.
Can i check with you when you put the porridge in the fridge after it is cook, so you immediately put it in when it is still very hot or you wait till it cool down then you put in ??? Recently i try your method , i put the porridge in the fridge , then take out and heat in microwave oven when i feeding my daughter.
hmm depends on your fridge. ppl says you if you hot food into the fridge, it will somehow cause the temp in the fridge to drop so better not. but then for me i do. even freezer, i put hot food immediately inside cos i bought the new mitsubishi fridge n the attractive pt of this fridge is we are able to put hot food into it immediately n there is a immediate froze function...
oh? ok. there are debates saying microwave not good . i dont know wats right n wrong in this debate though. so im still using it as well. hehe. but then becareful of the hot spot as microwave can heat food too hot. so before giving your girl better blow n blow lol. i always test with my lips before giving her that particular mouthful...btw, dont keep food in fridge for more than 48hrs. usually i try to finish in 24hrs though. if you will keep longer than that then better freeze it.
Anyway, unless your fridge has specific instructions that can put hot food in it without cooling like annie's, it's not advisable to do so.
I not very sure of my fridge whether can immediately put hot food inside anot.... my refridgerator is mitsubishi also but its the 2nd smaller in size...
Hmm.... same as you i always test with my lips before giving her that particular mouthful... btw when you feed your baby halfway and the porridge turns very cold ... do you reheat it with microwave again or you still give her the cold porridge???
i give her the cold food. i read that its not good to keep reheating baby's food so i didnt. also, it might be better to let her get used to rm temp's food so she wont be so picky in future. also, my girl eat quite fast. she usually finish her food in just less than 10mins or so( i didnt check the time but i feel its about 10mins hehe). i realise cereal gets cold faster than porridge.. even so, i dont reheat her cereal even though i gets cold almost after 1-2mins lol
i suppose if you want the porridge to taste better then cook it with stock that you have prepared beforehand. if not you can cook plain porridge using just water as well. so far ive been using only water for cooking porridge. have not start on veg stocks yet...
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Last edited by crystal79; 19-06-2009 at 07:04 PM.
After i peel potato actually i try to cook it immediately to prevent it from turning black. Can use salt water to soak it to prevent it from turning black but coz it's for dear daughter i dont want to soak in salt water. So i cook it then let it cool before putting it into the fridge.
cooked food in the fridge can be fresh for up to 48hrs though i always use it up the next day if i can. if wanna store longer then store in the freezer up to 3mths(i always try to finish in a month though)
I dont't use slow cooker for the following reasons:
- waste electricity
- nutrients loss is higher
- fire hazard (if left unattended)
I use the brand THERMOS, it's stainless steel inside, so we pour boiling hot water inside.
what i do is boil his stock until boiling hot, wash the rice which i pounded slightly cos my boy like it mushy and place all the minced meat and veges inside. then pour the hot boiling stock into the thermos with the other ingredients already inside. close it immediately and let it cook for at least 4hours.
i usually do it in the morning before go work so that lunch time my maid will have food to feed my son. then afternoons i'm home, i'll steam his dinner for him.
before he started to take larger portions, i always do batch cooking. Freeze his purees into ice cubes (covered in freezer). the night before, i'll take down what he needs the next day n place in fridge (in covered air tight container). when it's almost meal time, i'll steam the food cubes to heat up
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