At Grayson Boy's 4 month check up we got the go ahead to start on some solid foods, and since he's already been on rice cereal off of a spoon since 6 weeks, we decided to start with some sweet potatoes.
I've done a lot of reading, and I really wanted to try and make my own baby food using all organic veggies. I figured, how hard can it be? I cant over cook anything, because its going to be pureed to mush so I mustered up the courage and gave it a whirl.
Sunday I decided to whip up a few batches- sweet potatoes, butternut squash, carrots and green beans. It really was pretty darn easy. I put the oven on 400 and washed and scrubbed the potatoes, gave them a poke and wrapped them in foil. The Squash got hacked in half, put in a pan with an inch of water and both went in the oven for about an hour.
Don't judge, this was the smallest squash the store had- it was ginormous.
The green beans and carrots got steamed on the stove top until soft.
Once something was soft, into the super fancy schmancy food processor we got as a wedding gift and still haven't used it went.
Add a little water or formula to thin the veggies out to give a nice smooth puree and pop them into an ice cube tray and freeze up. The ice cube tray is the right size for a single serving, and you can reuse it time and again. After they were frozen I popped them into a Ziploc baggie and stored them in the freezer.
All together I probably spent 2 or 2.5 hours in the kitchen making enough baby food to last us a good long time. That one squash made 48 servings alone.
Now for the real test-
Super excited for some sweet potatoes!
First bite in...
Ma, this is not my rice cereal. This tastes kind of healthy. What are you trying to do to me?
I guess its not too bad...it tastes better than the formula I suppose.
Here Daddy, let me help you shovel this into my mouth- because Ive decided I like it!
Good job, Mommy. Martha should be shaking in her boots!
(love this kid.)