Sunday was my first official Baby Food Making Day. Gabriel and I ventured out to the produce section of Randall’s and came home loaded with butternut squash, carrots, apples, sweet potatoes, mangoes, peaches, raspberries and blueberries.
I spent all morning baking and steaming and puree-ing and freezing and labeling–it was kind of exhausting, but in a fun way. I steamed or baked all of the produce, then pureed it in my new favorite kitchen gadget: my Magic Bullet. That little blender is absolutely perfect for making baby food, and blending just about anything in a pinch and without too much cleanup. The butternut squash was an adventure, since I’ve never eaten it before in my life and had to look up on the Internet how to cook it, but it was worth it and actually smelled kind of palatable. 🙂
I let Gabriel try things all morning, and he seemed to love everything. It was obvious, though, that he favors the mango-peach puree I made when it was still warm from the steam basket and blender!
Here is the result of all my efforts, minus quite a few cubes that Gabriel already inhaled. He LOVES to eat baby food and has quite an appetite so far! It does seem like a little less quantity-wise than I thought it would be, but I only got a couple of pieces of each fruit and/or vegetable, since this was my first try.
(I can’t figure out how to turn this picture, and I’m too lazy right now to go ask Michael to help me 🙂
Katherine Anne says
That magic bullet is a keeper! I used to make my smoothies with it as a single lady. Now it blends up the leftovers to go into icecube trays. Just wondering why they chose the name, ya know?
Oh my gosh, I love butternut squash. I don't know if you are soup people, but my family is, and it makes a delicious soup. Especially on a cool fall night. This is the basic recipe I use:
I skip the celery (only because I don't like the taste) and I add clove of garlic just because I lover garlic 🙂 I haven't made it since last fall, but I think I also use a sweet potato in place of white potatoes to cut down on the starch a little