Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Freezer Meal Marathon Part Deux

Silas Edition! This post is labeled baby and food. Exactly.

I thought I'd try some puréeing. Surely I can do this. I figure no matter what it tastes like this will be both the best and worst food he has ever had.  I read an article that said "Don't serve babies bland food, get them ready for flavors from your everyday cooking." I wonder, "Which is it?" It is impossible to do both.  I don't think it is appropriate to start your baby off with blended freezer pizzas.

I did try to add in some spices as the article suggested. I never use spices so I went simple with cinnamon for fruits and garlic for veggies.  At the least it will make Silas smell like Christmas and be safe from vampires.

Here's what I made: apples, pears, bananas, green beans, sweet potatoes, avocados, squash, and carrots. So far we have just tried the yams.  I think they are going well.  If he doesn't like other foods, we may have vast amounts of inedible cuisine up for grabs around here.  Let the days of constantly sticky hands, finding crusty food on furniture, and spit baths commence!

Alright mom and chef friends,  suggestions?  What do your kids like the most?  What spices should I branch out to?  From my sampling, I think I liked the bananas the best. Et tu, Silas?

Our fruit bowl is not used to handling such large amounts of produce.


Wash, peel, cut into chunks, add to boiling waster for 5-7 minutes, blend, cool, freeze.
8 Gala apples made 24 ounces.

Wash, peel, cut into chunks, add to boiling waster for 5-7 minutes, blend, cool, freeze.
8 Bartlett pears made 36 ounces.

Add to boiling water for 10-12 minutes, blend, cool, freeze.
2 small bags of frozen baby carrots made 32 ounces.

Peel, blend, freeze.
8 bananas made 32 ounces.

Sweet Potatoes
Wash, pierce, bake at 375 for 45 minutes-1 hour, scoop out filling, blend, cool, freeze.
4 large sweet potatoes made 36 ounces.

Green Beans
Steam, blend, cool, freeze.
Small steamer bag made 12 ounces.

Wash, peel, cut into chunks, blend, freeze.
4 avocados made 16 ounces.

Add to boiling water for 5-7 minutes, blend, cool, freeze.
1 small bag of frozen slices made 8 ounces.

Without bargain shopping the whole thing cost about 25 bucks.  Next time...Peas!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Fashion Show

I cleaned out Silas's closet today as part of my "find a place for all the gifts he got this year" mission.  Pretty sure he has enough toys for five children, lucky thing.  I finally packed up all his 3 month stuff that is getting tight and broke out some new 6 month outfits that had been stored for later.  It is crazy and kinda sad that his little body will never wear these precious little outfits again.  Maybe a sibling!  Anyways, I wanted to document him in his cute homemade onesies from my shower.  What artistic friends I have!  I still have a bunch in bigger sizes that will be modeled another day, but here are the 0-6 month ones.  His runway legs were a little unstable, but I think he killed some crib modeling.