A few weeks ago I decided it was time to start Baby G on solids. We started with rice cereal. It was definitely an experience.
Then we were ready for real food. I thought, “I love to cook, I love my baby, I’m making my own baby food.” We started out with carrots. I went organic, only the best for the spoiled wee man. (My husband is from Scotland, I’m allowed to say “wee.”)
Then I chopped off the greens, gave them a good scrub, and chopped ‘em up.
I put the carrots into the steamer and on the stove.
Up until this time, this is what Baby G was doing while I prepped the carrots. Very patiently chewing on everything he could reach and then dropping it on the floor.
Now Baby G was tired, grumpy, and ready for bed. I thought it was good timing. The carrots could steam and I could get him to bed. I gave him a bath and was rocking him to sleep when I smelled something burning. I guess I took a little too long because I found this:
Ok, that isn’t exactly what I found. That is the pot in the sink with water, but I wasn’t exactly thinking about pictures when I found it on the stove.
Good news, the carrots were salvageable! First I tried a blender and that didn’t work very well. So I tried my handy dandy wannabe Magic Bullet, the Health Mate Blender, and it blended up very well. (If you click the link, yes, I tried Medifast. Don’t judge.)
I am really paranoid about Baby G choking. So the next thing I did was push it all through a mesh strainer. I also remembered I had a camera.
And I was left with this lovely heart of carrots. Probably because it was made with love.
I very neatly froze the carrots.
As you can see, they were a success.
We’ve now made carrots (twice!), winter squash, bananas, and butternut squash. Sweet potatoes and apples are next. I’d say we are on a roll!
*Confession time. Those photos are actually from butternut squash, but they were too funny not to use.