Call ’em the buffet boys.
At just a little past the nine-month mark, it seems that the twins are happily consuming quite a variety of foods. So I (Megan) devoted my day on Monday to making a batch of baby food for them.
And it became quite the task—that’s usually how things go for me.
I try to start small, and it soon turns into a massive endeavor.
I have done a combination of prepared and homemade baby food since the beginning. I have no problems with the prepared food, but I decided to do one huge cooking day for a few reasons:
- I love to cook. And I love cooking for people I love!
- I am at home and have time to do it.
- I have been able to get a lot of great organic products from Azure Standard, making it a very affordable option.
I ended up with 68 jars of food, 3.5 muffin pans, and 2 ice cube trays! Sounds like enough to make it to Kindergarten doesn’t it? But by my calculations, it should be gone in about a month!
I got most of my ideas from the book The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet: Know What Goes Into Every Bite with More Than 200 of the Most Deliciously Nutritious Homemade Baby Food … More Than 60 Purees Your Baby Will Love.
I steamed blueberries, pears, apples, spinach, broccoli, potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, peas, cauliflower, zucchini, and carrots. Then, I cooked chicken. I used the above to make different combinations in my food processor. Here are some of meals I made (names come from cookbook):
- Kiss the Cook Pear and Potato Puree
- Yummy Apple Pear Puree
- Zoom Zoom Zucchini
- Wee-licious Potato
- Garden Puree
- Pureed Carrots with Pretty Pears
- Any Way You Please Potato and Peas
- Orange You Cute Sweet Potato and Carrots
- My First Cheese, Please! (Blueberries and Cottage Cheese)
- Mighty Tasty Blueberry and Pear Mash
- Good Golly Green Beans with Carrot and Apple
- Chicken with Sweet Potatoes
- Chicken in the Grass (Spinach)