I tend to do a lot of internet searching and research. Its something I have always enjoyed. So ever since I read how easy it was to make baby food I knew it was something I wanted to try. Well I decided Sunday was the day. I felt that carrots where probably a safe bet. So I bought some organic carrots and gave it a whirl.
Here are the carrots washed and peeled
Next I cut them into small pieces I tried to make them the same size but quickly realized I lack in my cutting skills. Watching Top Chef religiously apparently doesn't make your knife skills any better.
I put my mixed matched carrot pieces in the steamer basket on the stove. I think I might need to invest in a better steamer for the future. The carrots barely fit and it took about 30 min to get the carrots to soften. Apparently since carrots are a root vegetable they carry a lot of nitrates so steaming is the best way to cook them for baby food. (the things you learn with internet research)
After they were soften I put them in the blender. This was the part I was little sad I didn't have any breast milk to mix in but water seemed to do the trick.
Since I don't have the greatest blender it took a while to get the consistency I wanted. I really want a baby bullet but the frugal self inside me knows the blender worked just fine.
The finally product. I had some breast milk storage containers I never used and I have to say it worked perfectly for the baby food.
Here's Kenadie trying out Mammas cooking. It took her a few mins to adjust to the taste but in the end I think she liked it.
So there it is my first attempt at baby food. I am pretty impressed with how easy it was and how great it turned out. I can't wait to try a new vegetable next week!!