Friday, January 23, 2009

Brag About Friday

First of all, if you only stop by here for the Brag About Friday post every week, then you might want to go back and catch up on this week. I posted some videos of the kids and told a little ditty about sweet Zachary this morning as well. I am trying to post more during the week and not do a marathon post on Friday since it takes me so long to complete it. This one even took me 4 hours to do in between everything.

Ok so onto the bragging...

Guess who is making baby food?? Yep, that would be me!


I am a steaming, pureeing, and freezing machine. I just got The Magic Bullet off Ebay and it works so well for what I need.

I steam the veggies for a little bit in my steamer, then I put the veggies in the bullet with a little of the water that collected at the bottom of my pan. I love how I can make it super smooth with more water or a bit more chunky. Then I spoon the puree into ice cube trays to freeze. Today I will take them out and put them into labeled baggies to use on a daily basis.

So far I have pureed avocados, sweet potatoes, bananas, carrots, and a butternut squash (which I really had to try hard not eat myself, yummy!!). Today I will puree spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, blueberries, squash, peas, and I may try some chicken and rice. I got my recipes from Annabel Karmel and Wholesome Baby Food.

I am also following the advice of Deceptively Delicious and The Sneaky Chef. I will be putting cubes of veggies into my spaghetti, mashed potatoes, and just about everything I can get away with. My honey only likes a few veggies so hopefully I can sneak some nutrition in :-)

And look who likes it!!


No more closed little mouth...well...not as much anyway.


Guess who doesn't like it??


I guess she prefers the mush. Oh well.

9 comments:

Following Him said...

You go mama!!!! What a cool idea :)
~Elyse~

Missy said...

Wow! How smart you are!!! Great idea!

NikkiPM said...

Actually, Olivia would prefer a piece of bacon.

Rachael said...

i made the triplets baby food too, it was so much easier than i thought! way to go!

Soxy Deb said...

Is that you or Martha Stewart?? You go girl!

And I agree with NikkiPM - Olivia wants some bacon. Bacon makes everything better. Now I want bacon.

monica said...

Wow you have your hands full! I tried doing it for a while but I gave up after about a week. It was just too much work for me. My hats goes off to you!

Linda said...

Wow, go you! I'm impressed you have time to make your baby food! It's a great idea to sneak it into your food too!

Soliloquy said...

Um. Where do I go to nominate you for SuperMom?

Twins. And she's making her own baby food.....

Overachiever.

Erin said...

You are my inspiration! We are starting our girls on veggies this weekend, so I think I may try to make some of my own!