I make Lulu's food. The end.
I had planned to make homemade baby food since before Lulu was even conceived. ::dusts imaginary dirt off shoulders:: I had read on a few different parenting forums and blogs that it was a fun and easy way to serve the best quality food to your baby, so I figured why not?
Turns out, it really is fun and easy. (I'm just assuming all of my readers find mindless food prep enjoyable...) I like to pretend I'm a sous chef and a head chef in a five star restaurant, serving a panel of baby judges that include Lulu, Baby Robert Irvine and Baby Gordon Ramsay.
Last Tuesday I spent a few hours in the kitchen and prepared over a month's worth of solid food for Lulu. Bringing a whole new meaning to the concept of Freezer Meals.
I peeled and diced and steamed and pureed until my heart was content, and my freezer was packed. I made acorn squash, white sweet po, carrots, apples, and pears (all "recipes" can be found here).
When I finished my last batch of sweet potato, I felt very...accomplished. It was a great feeling to know that my girl would be eating (mostly) organic food, free of any additives/preservatives/fillers/salt/sugar/etc.
To make things a little easier, we froze the purees in ice cube trays, which makes it easy to pull out one or two cubes at each meal. It's also nice because the ice cube trays make perfect one ounce portions. They should last up to six weeks in the freezer, but I'm hoping Lulu's appetite will kick in soon and she'll start to go through our stash quicker than that. Any excuse to use my Mother's Day present. ;-)
Do you make your baby's food? What are your favorite recipes?