Food & Drink

Puree and Simple

When it comes to feeding your bundle, you think outside the jar.

So it’s likely you’ll crave Itsy Bitsy Gourmet, a personal baby food service run by Stacey Malow.

The ex-Tomboy chef/owner visits your home to whip up custom purees for minis ages 5 to 13 months. If you want to learn her recipes, she’ll teach you; otherwise, she’ll fill your freezer with at least two weeks’ worth of meals.

Restaurant-quality choices include everything from Asian chicken and veggie stir fry to pork loin with caramelized apples. Don’t want to grocery shop? Malow will.

So put a lid on boring dinners.

Itsy Bitsy Gourmet (773-791-0147 or itsybitsygourmet.com).

This Week in Chicago!

Color Play

What: New interactive exhibit lets kids dance in moving light, use prisms to make rainbows, and gaze through kaleidoscopes.
Why: Roy G. Biv approves.
When: Tues.-Sept. 6. Mon., 9:30 a.m.-noon (from June 1, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.); Tues.-Sat., 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: Kohl Children’s Museum, 2100 Patriot Blvd., at Lake Ave. (847-832-6600).

Dan Zanes and Friends
Brooklyn band gets munchkins moving to rock anthems, fiddle jams, West Indian folk, and traditional sea shanties.
Why: Hear the pitter-patter of tiny feet.
When: May 30, 1 & 4 p.m.
Where: Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph Dr., at Michigan Ave. Book online at harristheaterchicago.org or call 312-334-7777.

Animal Houses

What: Walk-in replicas of critter homes (heron rookery, beaver lodge, raccoon den) are built to human scale.
Why: Knock, knock; you’re there.
When: Fri.-Nov. 15. Daily, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: Morton Arboretum, 4100 Rt. 53, at I-88 (630-968-0074).

4100 Illinois Rte 53
@ I-88
Lisle, IL 60532
Harris Theater for Music and Dance
205 E Randolph Dr
@ Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60602
2100 Patriot Blvd
@ Lake Ave
Glenview, IL 60026