Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Baby Food

Remington has been eating solids for about a month now. Started with rice cereal mixed with milk, but it got difficult pumping that much so I switched to water. I can't believe he tolerated that tasteless gruel for so long! We moved onto veggies after a week of that. I decided long ago that I was committed to making my own baby food, for economic reasons and because I know exactly what's going into his tummy. I actually look forward to the long process of steaming, pureeing, straining, freezing and storing Remington's food. I enjoy experimenting and tasting all the mush. Today I made plums, peaches, apples, green beans, and broccoli, all of which he has yet to try. I flash freeze puree portions in ice cube trays, then label and date freezer bags and store. Then when Remi Boy is ready to eat I just pop one in the microwave and mix with rice cereal or water. So convenient and delicious.

5 comments:

Kim & Danny said...

Kudos to you, wish I had the time and energy to do this.

Mike and Brenna said...

Wow! What a good mama you are!
here's yet another thing you're going to have to teach me!

Piper said...

the green stuff in ice cube trays looks like you are going your own grass... interpret that how you like.

oh and can I just say, how freaking awesome it is that you make your own baby food?!! you are going to have the healthiest kid ever!! (can't wait to help you make baby food!)

Candice or Keith said...

He will be healthy to make up for the fact that I just ate 6 delicious oatmeal chocolate chip cookies straight out of the oven.

Em said...

IMPRESSIVE! You will have to give me some ideas when you are here. Mason only seems to like fruit and squash...he detests the chicken foods....hmmmm, maybe he taking after you, twin!