I managed to separate the ham from the bone and freeze the bone today, but it was not without a price -- Spike registered his discontent. My poor baby has four teeth coming in right now and he needs his mommy.
Tonight we had roasted chicken, cranberry sauce from a can, and (organic) roasted sweet potatoes which I sliced and layered in a dish with the rest of the honey glaze from the ham. Spike has been eating organic sweet potato (plain!*), and after trying some of his I think it really does taste better. He is getting more interested in solid foods. I thought he was enthusiastic about sweet potato until we gave him a little chicken. Wow!
Since there is a family history of food allergies, we are introducing foods one at a time and a few days apart. Some common allergens will be delayed a bit more than the recommended age for kids without a family history of allergies. A regular-kid chart is here.
So far, I think rice cakes are the winning food because although (or maybe because) they are messy, they are the best toy that we let him eat.
*Just wanted to clarify that I'm not giving Spike honey. Children under 1 year should not have honey.