Arroz con Gandules

Arroz con Gandules

A friend of mines shared this delicious recipe with and now I am sharing it with you. This is a DELICIOUS Puerto Rican dish. Here is how to make it. Bon Appetite!

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Ingredients:

1 tablespoon oil (vegetable oil, coconut oil, almond oil, etc. Oil of your choice)

1 tablespoon sofrito

1 chicken bouillon

1 packet of Adobo

Pieces of pork

1 can of Gandules

3 cups of rice

4 cups of water

½ can of tomato sauce

Directions:

Heat pot on high and add oil of your choice in.

Cut 7 pieces of pork or amount of your choice. Fry the pieces for 2 minutes.

Add Sofrito, tomato sauce, Adobo, Sazon, Bouillon, and can of beans

Let it cook for two minutes.

Add rice.

When water is absorbed from the rice, reduce the heat of the pot. Mix well. Cover lid.

Finish and enjoy!

Mommy & Me: Oatmeal Cookies

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OATMEAL COOKIES

Makes: 20-24 cookies

Ingredients

1 cup of Oatmeal

1 & 1/4 cup of Flour

1 Tbs Baking Power

1 stick of Butter (soften)

1 Tbs of Vanilla

1 Egg

3/4 Brown Sugar

3/4 cupWhite Granulated Sugar

1 Tbs Cinnamon

1/2 cup of Raisins

Combine all of the ingredients in a big bowl until the batter has formed. We used a rubber spatula and an ice-cream scoop to get the desired size of your Oatmeal Cookie.

Bake for 8 to 10 mins, at 350*F.

Making cookies is one of the best mommy and me activities you can do. It definitely teaches you way that you can bond with your little one. Spending quality time with your little one will inspire them when they get older and it helps with building memories.

 

 

 

Mariah’s First Dentist Visit

Recently I have been contemplating on doing a blog post on Mariah’s first dental experience.

As many of you know, Mariah is 2 years old and it was time to get her first dental appointment out of the way. I am pretty sure you guys can imagine how that went. Mariah did not like the idea of someone restraining her to brush her teeth. She is so independent that it is a fight to brush her teeth for her.

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Facts about infants/toddler dental health:

  1. Start early! When your little one is an infant it is important to clean their gums. Using a infant brush or wash cloth will do the trick. If you start early your child will less likely fight you when you are brushing their teeth.
  2. Consistency is key! A child will become accustomed teeth brushing and it will become apart of their routine.
  3. Once your little one shows sign of teeth it is important to get them to a pediatric dentist. We waited until Mariah was 2.5 years old but it is suggested when your child is at least one years old.
  4. If you wait too long to encourage dental care, then there is a strong chance that you will come out of pocket to care for those baby teeth.
  5. Ask your pediatric dentist the best methods to ensure positive dental practices.
  6. Buy them pick out their favorite toothbrushes and explain to them the process of dental care.

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Don’t be afraid to brush their teeth even when they put up a fight. Develop a reward system, make oral hygiene a fun and rewarding experience.

 

Please comment below your experiences of taking your little one to the dentist!