Thursday, February 4, 2010

Adventures in Homemade Baby Food

If you think about the kind of mom that usually makes her own baby food, I'm not it. I don't really worry too much about pesticides, hormones, and eating organic. Most of the time, I don't consciously do things just because they're "healthy." I just eat what tastes good, try not to eat too much fried stuff, and limit myself to one Coke a day. I also rarely go a day without some form of dessert. I don't spend much time worrying about global warming, recycling, or my carbon footprint. That mom that you think of who makes her own baby food, it's just not me.

And yet, last night, I made baby food. I made peas, butternut squash, green beans, and sweet potatoes. I froze them all up in ice cube trays. I put them in freezer bags, labeled with the date and the kind of food inside. Doesn't that sound June Cleaver-y? Again, I would like to emphasize that I am not that. As a rule, I am NOT organized and orderly. And I pretty much never cook. I'll be totally transparent here and admit that my husband is the cook in our house. And I like it that way.

And yet, last night, I indeed made baby food. Want to see some proof?

Supplies from Walmart. Not pictured are frozen peas and green beans. If you think I was gonna be snappin' and shellin' the real deal, then you got another thing coming.

These are the sweet potatoes steaming in my Beaba BabyCook. This thing is way cool. We got this for Christmas from Kurt's mom. Thanks again, YaYa.

Here's the finished product...frozen pea cubes. Appetizing, no?

We're pretty excited about Liam eating real food now that we're all prepared! So far, Liam has had rice cereal and applesauce (from a jar, although I am probably going to buy some apples this weekend). Tonight we tried something new and gave him carrots. I bought these, because I read somewhere that it's better to buy premade carrots instead of making your own (something about keeping in the nutrients...who knows?). I mixed them with a little rice cereal, just to ease him into the taste. Homeboy LOVED it. He ate a whole container-full.

And I leave you with a cute video. I promise he's not crying because he's upset, or he doesn't like the food. He's only fussing because he's really hungry and I can't shovel it in fast enough.


  1. Yay for you! Looks like he did really well. What a chunky monkey!

  2. good job
    Thank you for information


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