Monday, January 25, 2010

Sweet Potatoes, a Viking, and a Pirate

The twins will be six months in two weeks.  So I decided to make a batch of baby food for them in preparation of them starting on solids.  Poor Pierce.  I was working full time when I had him and never once made him baby food from scratch.  Obviously, he's going to need therapy over such blatent neglect.

So first I got 5 sweet potatoes:

I poked holes in them with a fork and wrapped them in aluminum foil.  I baked them for an hour at 400*
Meanwhile, I tested out my new Jamie Oliver mug I got at Barnes and Noble for $2.50.  They are having their 75% clearance right now.  Lots of great stuff!


Mmmmm, creme brulee hot chocolate.  Creme brulee is only my favorite dessert ever

Now the best part:



The potatoes came out:


They are so easy to peel.  You can just pull the skin off after they cool a few minutes.

Into the mixer.  I added 5 ounces of breast milk.  So um, sample at your own risk, okay?  ;-)



Mixing:


After this was pureed to a silky smoothness, I filled up clean ice cube trays.  I had enough to do 3 large travel containers as well.


Put the ice cube trays in freezer zip locks to keep them clean and prevent freezer burn.  Just take a cube out to defrost the day before.  Voila, individual servings.  And the best part?  All this food only cost me $3.90! 

Now, time for some cuteness:


Cort the Conquerer and Piratey Reid.  Every day is a good day for costumes!

2 comments:

Labay Family said...

Yay for you! I made some of my baby food too for a while. On my blog on the right hand column I have a short list of some of my fav web sites and there is one on there called Wholesome Baby Food - they have a ton of recipe ideas and tips on making baby food. You should check it out! ;)

varunner said...

Thanks! I was actually on that website earlier this morning. Trying to figure out if it's worth a shot to do a batch of avocado or if it won't turn out well due to the browning.