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How I Got My Overtired and Massively Teething Toddler Fed and Into her Crib ASAP
I had visions for how this morning would go. Eliana would nap, we’d head out to a nearby play space and then come home for lunch and more playing. Well, things didn’t quite happen that way.
Instead, Eliana didn’t nap because her teeth were killing her. Then it became clear that getting out to go anywhere wasn’t going to happen because she was so overtired that she couldn’t see straight. Needless to say, there was a lot of whining and screeching and shouts of, “UPPY!” aka “Up Please!” After around an hour of this, I realized I needed to get her fed and get her back into her crib for a nap ASAP.
I knew I wouldn’t have time to really prep anything and I wanted something soft and easy on the sore teeth and gums. Enter: cottage cheese. I love cottage cheese because it is quick, filling and high in protein. I wanted to bulk it up a bit since it was going to be a meal and when I saw the container of cooked brown rice in the fridge, left over from last night’s dinner, I knew a twist on rice pudding was my answer.
Twenty minutes later, I got my whining, overtired and teething toddler fed and into bed quickly by filling her belly with this recipe for Quick and Hearty “Rice Pudding”. I served it with some sliced pears on the side.
Quick and Hearty “Rice Pudding”
- -4 ounces cottage cheese
- -3-4 tablespoons brown rice, cooked
- -Cinnamon and vanilla extract to taste
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and taste. Adjust spices as needed and serve.
And finally, we got to this: