Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Baby Food in pictures

Earlier this week I made my own baby food! I always wanted to with Noah but never got around to it. By the time we were introducing solids to Noah we were in Africa with limited options and being a new Mom I had no idea what I could and couldn't give him. So we did the jarred food thing and then just kept at it once we got home.
But this time I decided I wanted to try my hand at home made baby food - and see if it would save money.
I tried pears, butternut squash and sweet potatoes.
First up were the pears.
I steamed them as they weren't super ripe.

Then I pureed them. I tried the potato ricer but it wasn't doing anything except squeezing out the juice. Then I tried my soup blender.

The chunks were too big and it wasn't working. So I stuck a bunch of slices into the Magic Bullet and voila! Pear puree! I didn't even have to add any liquid.

Next up were the butternut squash. I cut them in half and baked them in the oven for about 45 minutes.

Then I scooped out the flesh and pureed it in the magic bullet as well and ended up with a lot of puree.

Finally were the sweet potatoes. I baked them for over an hour and they easily slipped out of their skins. Pureed them in the magic bullet with a bit of water and got a nice, smooth puree.
I filled several ice cube trays with the puree and froze it all.

Today I took out a little ice cube (from my Ikea tray) of sweet potato.

Jude likes it just as much as rice cereal. I think I'll save the pears for a little later as I took a taste of it and it was SWEET!


  1. yes, the magic bullet. that's how I made food for Zoe back in the day. sadly it has seen better days so I better get my blender out for Elias.

  2. I love the photo record! Good job! and of course you'll save a ton of money for very little work! just think of all the apples you can buy for one jar at 79cents!! I think apples are about 59cents a pound in season!

  3. Mrs. Strickland. I'm always impressed by your skill! :)

  4. Ah Suz, thanks. I'm glad I did it. I think for all the effort it's worth it in the long run. I've got SO MUCH PUREE sitting in my freezer now! It's crazy!


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