Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Move over Gerber

Move over Gerber... there's a new chef in town!

Upon receiving some great mommy advice from a friend, and hearing how much money could be saved, I attempted to make my own baby food. I use the word attempted because that is how all my culinary adventures should be described. Poor Chris had to endure my 'attempts' at cooking the first couple years of marriage. I still make attempts all the time, but I have gotten much better at cooking and stick with the favorites that I know how to cook. Taylor has been eating solid foods for about a month now and has tried carrots, applesauce, sweet potatoes, bananas, peas, pears, and then revisited carrots with a more successful result. Sweet potatoes have been her absolute favorite so far so I figured that was a good place to start. After a little trial and experiment on the baking, I had two ice cube trays full of baby food. I was able to make $16 worth of food for $3.59(keep in mind that I goofed on some potatoes and had to throw them out). And even better is that Taylor loved them! I have since then made bananas, carrots, and yellow squash. For my fellow mommies, 'Deceptively Delicious' by Jessica Seinfeld is a wonderful book that tells you all about pureeing veggies and fruits. It also tells you how to hide full servings of veggies in common meals. I have to tell you that I feel a little bit like the chick from Baby Boom when she is creating all the applesauce for her baby, except that I don't think I'll be mass producing. If anyone wants to know how I made the food just let me know. It really is simple and you are able to control exactly what goes into your baby's food!

Poor Chris is subject to my attempts again as I will start using my baby food cubes to hide veggies in our dinners too!



annalee said...

i'm so glad your culinary skills for baby were successful:) it is incredible how much money you can save huh?!

Deb said...

Wow, I am going to need those recipes!!


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