*sigh*Yup. Smalls is entering the terrible 2s. Early. Fan-freakin-tastic. I wouldn’t be so irritated (yes, I’m irritated by this. Sue me.), but he is pitching fits about EVERYTHING. And I mean everything. Quick jump to My Stupid-Easy Butternut Squash Risotto Recipe.
My Stupid-Easy Butternut Squash Risotto Recipe
I’m up to my mothering eyeballs in tempter tantrums. And I can’t figure out where I’ve gone wrong. Seriously, mamas. Is it me?
And now the important question: HOW DO I DEAL WITH THIS?! (Okay…mommy tantrum done.)
I have been ignoring the behavior, but that doesn’t seem to stop him. He still persists, kicking his legs, pounding his fists, screaming at the top of his lungs…. It’s not fun. It breaks my heart. And gets on my nerves…all at the same time. It’s worse when I take something away that is dangerous (like the sharpie I accidentally left in toddler reach today), and he just slides onto the floor…and, well. Yeah. It sucks.
So today, I decided that we’d deal with this turn of events (and personality!!) by drowning our sorrows in some delicious food. It worked out pretty well (Smalls and I both devoured our portions, and Ish isn’t home yet, but I’m sure that what’s left in the fridge will be gone by tomorrow), so I thought I’d share with you.
Butternut Squash Risotto
- 1 small butternut squash
- 1 cup organic arborio rice
- Whole box vegetable stock
- 2 tbsp Earth Balance or butter
- 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, pressed
- 2 tbsp Nutritional Yeast
- 1 tsp dried sage
- 2 tbsp Parma! or parmesan cheese
- 1 tbsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tsp sea salt