Baby New Year

If you, like me, think time flies too fast when you have kids, thank your lucky stars your tot wasn’t this year’s Baby New Year.

If so, December 31 would find him elderly and decrepit like his associate Father Time, or so the most common “Baby New Year” myth goes.

From new born to old man in one year?

What age would that make his parents at December 31st?

An archaeologist’s jackpot excavation find perhaps?

The new year babe is most commonly depicted as a baby boy wearing nothing but a diaper, top hat and sash noting the year of his reign.

Picture the Miss America talent competition but with baby boys and years instead of big hair and states.

The old December 31st. baby then passes the torch to the brand new baby of the next year signifying the rebirth of a new year and the passing of the old and bored one.

It’s also a time when people make resolutions to better themselves and start anew.

Although I haven’t really asked my kids what their 2013 resolutions are yet, if I were to imagine, I think they would go something like this…

And my resolution for 2013 is to buckle down and get this baby food cook book written!


Green Beans & Carrot Combo

Age – 6 months +


  • 2 large carrots chopped
  • 1 ½ cups chopped green beans
  • 1 tbsp. of butter

Baby Steps

  1. Peel and chop carrots and place in steamer set over boiling water. Cook for 10 mins.
  2. Clean and trim stem ends off of green beans and chop into thirds.
  3. Add green beans to carrots in steamer pot and continue to cook another 8 minutes or until veggies are tender.
  4. Remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes.
  5. Transfer veggies to a food processor, blender or bowl to use hand held blender to puree. Add the butter and 3 tbsps. of the cooking water used to steam the veggies. Puree to a smooth consistency.
  6. Transfer puree to freezing trays and put in the freezer to be used within 3 months, along with some in a food storage container in the fridge to use within 48 hours.

Makes – Approx. 10 Servings (1 serving = 2 tbsps.)

Happy New Year to one and all and thanks for reading!!!

Maybe we can uncover a secret to keeping 2013’s Baby New Year younger for longer and in turn grant us some more luxurious time this year?

Let’s offer him up a Smartie every day that he doesn’t age.

That may do the trick.