Friday, October 3, 2008

What's cooking in the blender....

I only have a moment to type here, and then I will be putting the blender into overdrive tonight.

The little apple has finally reached what I believe may be my most favorite time in babyhood. She is eating solids. And from the sheer size of her, anyone can tell, that she loves eating them. She is graduating from rice cereal and oatmeal. She has taste tested applesauce and smashed bananas. She is just itching to dig into the plethora of different foods that are available. Thus, my trip to the grocery store.

I completely bypassed the baby food in the jar section and headed straight for the produce. I am so excited. I purchased fresh peaches, pears, green beans, peas, acorn squash, carrots, and sweet potatoes. My kitchen is busy with food steaming and baking. I really, really love doing this. I have honestly missed doing this. It's been too many years since the last time I have prepared baby food.

In just a few minutes, I will be blending, blending, blending....and then pouring these wonderful things into ice cube trays and freezing. Those frozen food cubes will be put into freezer bags and labeled for future use. I can't wait for my little darling to try all these wonderful foods.

Oh, I wish she could stay this age forever.


Carrie said...

Hi I'm a friend of MckMama's stopping by to read your Not Me Monday post....

I can relate to the cake for breakfast thing. :) My daughter celebrated her second birthday on Thursday and I ate cake for breakfast on Friday and Saturday mornings.

About baby food making....Have you seen the book by Ruth Yarin (or is it Yaren??) called Super Baby Food? It has been my bible for baby food making (except for the microwave cooking/thawing part since so many nutrients are lost in the process)

Have a great week! I've enjoyed reading about your family.

Ellen said...

You are so smart! I made only a very little of my babies' food. Wish I had done more of it.