November 03, 2010
New Adventure: Baby Food!
I was so excited to see these baby food freezer trays on my doorstep today! I bought some sweet potatoes earlier in the week and have been dying to try my hand at making my own baby food. So far I've tried Gerber rice cereal and mashed avocado with Olivia and she has not seemed too impressed with either. I am hoping that sweet potatoes will have a better reception.
I have been reading books and online articles for weeks about making your own baby food and decided it was something I'd like to do. I had a rather devastating failure with breastfeeding so I feel strongly about making the time investment to do this for my daughter. I don't have anything against jarred food and I'm sure we will use it occasionally so don't be offended!
So tonight while I was getting Olivia to bed Mark was baking the sweet potatoes in the oven. When I came downstairs they were ready to be peeled and pureed. I used our KitchenAid mixer and then pushed the sweet potatoes through a mesh screen colander to make sure all the fibrous strands were removed. It was a little more work than I thought but I ended up with 32 squares of sweet potatoes which will last a LONG time at the rate she is going!
Here is one of my trays - a little messy but fun!