Thursday, June 25, 2009

Fruit Salad...Yummy Yummy

OK, it's not quite fruit salad. But it is homemade baby food. I have to admit, I'm really proud of myself. My friend Catherine has a little boy 11 weeks younger than Carsyn and we made baby food Tuesday night. Cason isn't ready for solids yet, but we can freeze this stuff for 3-4 months. Carysn probably won't start until the middle of July, but this is when Catherine and I could get together. I'm not sure what possessed me to want to make her food. I thought I'd just see how it went. No pressure. No judgement. Tony and my mom were supportive, but I think a little skeptical.

Catherine's mom got us off to a good start by roasting the butternut squash and sweet potato for us. Then Catherine used her super cool baby food maker. It's pretty sweet. Does all the cooking and pureeing in one bowl.
I brought over my high-tech plastic steamer that I bought at Wa-Mart for $10. This knocked out the peas and zucchini and apples. Then we used a food processor to puree. After we got them to a good consistency we filled ice trays up to make single servings.

Catherine and I bought assumed it would take us FOREVER. In fact I brought over my tooth brush and sleeping bag. Surprise only took 2 hours.

I think the results are great! and the mommy's look pretty darn good too!


  1. so very impressed! i always planned on making my own food and never really did! much kuddos!

  2. Way to go Crystal. You Rock! I'm glad you have a friend to team up with.