Tuesday, August 11, 2009
How to make your own baby food, you tree-hugging hippie freak.
I got this thing as a gift after I had Olivia.
It's the Beaba Babycook. It is so awesome that I didn't even know it existed. I didn't know it existed because I ride the culinary short bus.
I drive the culinary short bus.
So anyway, I got this Beaba Babycook as a gift and I was SO FREAKING EXCITED! And I kept thanking the person for the gift and saying, "I can't wait to use my Beaba! The Beaba is sooooo kewl! Thank you for my Beaba!"
Except I was saying Beaba like bee-ba.
Then my mom and I sat down to watch the how-to video on the Williams Sonoma site and within the first 10 seconds they say, "blah blah blah Bay-ah-bah babycook."
We laughed for no less than 15 minutes.
I like to think that my bus is at least pimped with big tires so that I can run people over when they tell me how fertile I am right now.
I have told a bunch of people that I will write a post about making baby food, but in all honesty I am totally ripping this off from my friend Dana. Who does not have a blog but should because her no bullshit approach to everything rocks my world.
You will need something to puree the food (blender, food processor, BAY-AH-BA, etc), ice cube trays, and freezer bags.
I will use peaches as the example, because you can pretty much make everything the same way.
I bought 3 peaches.
Cut them up into cubes and boiled in a small amount of water until tender.
I took the peaches out and reserved the water.
Pureed the peaches to the right consistency - using the reserved water to thin it out. Younger baby = thinner.
Filled two ice cube trays with the peach puree. Covered in plastic wrap and froze.
After frozen, dipped bottom of trays in hot water to make the cubes easier to release. Placed a few cubes in a freezer bag marked with the date.
When I was ready to use a cube, I took it out of the bag and microwaved it for 30 seconds.
So far, I've made green beans, peaches, and sweet potatoes.
I used organic frozen green beans and sweet potatoes.
I'm going to make butternut squash next.
A lot of people like Wholesome Baby food for ideas and recipes. Since I am normally wrangling a baby and using the Internet from my phone, I haven't had time to really look at the site.
Happy tree hugging!!
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