3.22.2013

Is It Weird...

that I actually think making baby food is fun? I have been having so much fun steaming, pureeing, and freezing portions of food for Elise, and so far we haven't come across anything that she doesn't like!

I was worried that it would be time consuming, even though I had read a million articles that said it would not (research was key to getting the process streamlined!). And they were right, my actual time was about an hour and a half (not including cooking/freezing time, but I don't count that since I don't have to monitor that part and can be off doing other things). I use 2 silicone baby food trays and regular old ice cube trays to either make 1oz. or 2oz. portions. I simply transfer a few cubes from the freezer to a bowl in the fridge each night and they thaw perfectly for the next day.

I feel great knowing exactly what she is eating and I can't wait to try mixing flavors once she has tried everything and we've assured that there are no allergies.

Of course, the Rev, who has often been called the Thrifty Nickel (after a free newspaper in our last town), and who, I am fairly certain, squeaks when he walks, loves what it means for our wallets. I was able to make 156 2oz. servings of fruits and veggies (they'll keep in the freezer for up to 3 months) for a total of $21, which averages about 13 cents per serving! Not bad for a little work on a Sunday afternoon!

4 comments:

Janette Johanson said...

Shaka Lacka!! She is one LUCKY baby girl. I on the other hand feel like one LAZY momma! I guess this could be the reason why my kids are so stinkin picky!

becca said...

you go girl wish i had though of this when little man was a baby

Emmy said...

Awesome job!! I always thought I would do that with my babies but never did

Connie said...

We had the Thrifty Nickel when I was growing up!!

If I could go back, I would make my own baby food. It might have helped my son embrace veggies more.