Monday, January 31, 2011

Lovin' the homemade

Baby food! Last Friday I went to get Mabel some dinner and noticed we were out of baby food! I then realized that I had fruits, vegetables and chicken in the house and that it was time to make baby food again. I loved it so much and decided I'm done with store bought! It'll all be homemade from now on! It was so easy too! I boiled vegetables and chicken and then stuck them in the food processor (not together although I might do that from now on with a little bit of rice) with a little water until they were the right consistency. I did the same with peaches and pears (except I didn't boil them). I put them in these ice cube containers from the dollar store. They're the kind that make ice for water bottles. I think that they have a bigger capacity and they give more a portion size that Mabel is eating right now. Once they were frozen I put it all in baggies and stuck it back in the freezer. When she's ready for a meal I pull out whatever and stick it in the microwave for about 25-30 seconds. It's great and she loves it! I love that I know what's going into her food and that it's natural. She's pretty much tried everything now and loves it all. Her favorites are egg yolks (taken straight out of a hard boiled egg. I get the white part and she gets the yellow. It's a win win!), avocado, carrots, and applesauce. She'll pretty much eat anything as long as it's mixed with applesauce. Even chicken! (Gross. I know). I think I'm even going to hydrate prunes and do my own prunes! I'm more excited than I should be about it. Anyway, the food processor works great (especially for large portions) but I love this thing too. I mainly use it for bananas in the morning but will probably use it for everything once she has no more food restrictions. That way I can put whatever we're having for dinner in it and it makes the perfect portion size. After I went to all that trouble and stocked the freezer with food Sophia was just dying for me to see this ad Saturday morning. She came running into my room saying "Mom! You've got to see this commercial! It's just what you need to help feed Mabel". I'd never seen it before but it was an ad for this. I'm pretty sure I have one of those and it's called a food processor and it doesn't have a freaky smile looking back at you. The infomercial is the best. It plays on the website so be sure not to miss it! From what I've heard magic bullets work great too for baby food but we're not cool enough to have one.

Anyway, enough of what my baby eats. Let's get to what she looks like. Isn't she cute?

She's recently discovered her tongue and it's her new favorite toy. It cracks her (and us) up!
Now back to what she eats. My kids ate those tiny frozen pancakes for dinner tonight (love those! They had some eggs and yogurt too - don't judge) and so I decided to let Mabel try one too. She shoved the entire thing in her mouth.
She seriously loved it and had seconds!
This has nothing to do with Mabel's eating or baby food but it's still fun so it's being included in this post. Sophia celebtrated 100 days at school today and came home with this fun hat!
It has all the numbers from 1 to 100 written on it. Around the bottom it says "I'm 100 days smarter!" Pretty cute.
Mabel had fun trying it on too.


tcbcw said...

Thanks for sharing the infomercial. It is priceless. said...

very cute! thanks for sharing!

stu said...

Good for you! Way to be resourceful. Hiromi would be proud. Homemade baby food rocks. Lately Erin's been enjoying rice, chicken, veggies, fish, yogurt, applesauce, bananas, just about everything she can get. Loved the silly jammies and gingerbread photos too!