Today's guest post is from Sarah from Kinda Like the Bradys. Um. You guys think the dudes are cute? She has a whole handful of dark haired boys (one with curly hair to DIE FOR)..and did I mention the littlest ones are twins? You must check her out!
Hello! I'm Sarah from over at kinda like the bradys and I'm super excited to be guest posting here today. I also have been blessed with two little munchkins, who are 6 months old. The most exciting thing going on in my house lately is starting solid food, so I thought I'd write about making my own baby food.
Growing up, my family grew and raised basically all our own food which seemed so uncool at the time but now I love the idea. So the choice of making my own baby food was a no brainer for me. Plus, each one of those little jars is like 69 cents and the organic stuff...whoa!
We started off with apples and sweet potatoes, here are the easy steps to zip up a batch. Trust me, your baby with love it!
You will need....
a least 4 apples ( I usually use Braeburn or Jazz but any sweet variety will do)
a sweet potato
foil to bake the sweet potato
ice cube trays
some sort of appliance that purees, I LOVE my Magic Bullet but you can use a food processor or blender or even a food mill
First, cut the apples into quarters and remove the core. Place them flesh side down in the pan with about 1/2 inch of water.
Stab the sweet potato a few times and wrap it up in foil.
Next, bake @ 425 degrees until they are all mushy squishy. For the apples it's around 30 minutes and sweet potato around an hour (can you tell I'm one of "those" cooks that kinda plays it by ear?) Once they are done, scoop the good stuff away from the peel and into your appliance of choice.
Then, zip it up until it's all smooth and delicious. You may need to add a little water to the sweet potato but do this little by little so it doesn't get too watery.
To finish up, spoon it into ice cube trays, cover it up with Saran wrap and freeze. Once it's solid just pop out the littlecubes and store in a Ziploc bag.
I usually just take a few cubes out the night before and defrost in the fridge for the next day...and if you keep track of stuff like that, each cube is about 1 ounce.
There you have it...easy peasy. As the babies get older (and the food choices get more exciting) I will be doing some more tutorials on what I'm making for them so check me out often!