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cooking dinner with baby in tow

cooking with baby in tow | photos by Alyson Brown in collaboration with Ergobaby & Orbit Baby for Unruly Things

it’s a known fact around here. Orin simply sleeps better when he’s snuggled up against someone. but let’s face it – that isn’t always convenient, especially when dinner needs to be cooked! good thing there’s great baby carriers out there to allow you to be hands free.

many nights when Levi has to work late and Orin just wants to be held, I find myself strapping him in the Ergobaby wrap so that I can get a few things done around the kitchen. of course I’m careful when it comes to using the stove or the oven and often find myself doing the “side cooking move” that you see above while Orin sleeps away. one thing I’ve noticed about the Ergobaby wrap that I haven’t noticed with others is it’s stretchiness. it gives a really good bounce once you’ve got the baby all wrapped up! perfect for lulling them to sleep.

I’m making my very marinara sauce to top our pizza. it’s really easy so I thought I’d share below. enjoy!

MARINARA PIZZA SAUCE
makes approx 2 cups

28oz can of whole peeled tomatoes {I like the San Marzano brand best}
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove
fresh oregano
fresh basil
dash of balsamic vinegar

add all ingredients together in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. reduce heat and stir occasionally while breaking up the tomatoes. simmer 30-60 mins. using a submersion blender, puree everything together into a smooth sauce and enjoy over pizza with mozzarella, parmesan and oil cured olives. yum!

cooking with baby in tow | photos by Alyson Brown in collaboration with Ergobaby & Orbit Baby for Unruly Things

{images by Alyson Brown for Unruly Things for Ergobaby. this post is in partnership with Ergobaby but rest assured, the thoughts and words written are of my own opinion. we’ve been long-time fans of Ergobaby and continue to support them. thank you to companies like Ergobaby for keeping this little blog alive.}

2 Responses to “cooking dinner with baby in tow”

  1. Laura said:

    It looks like you are doing a lovely job <3