This is a belated 4th fourth of July photo. The bow is simply amazing, is it not? And that shirt. I die. It’s from the Hartstrings outlet.
We spent the 4th in Rehoboth, hanging at the pool and taking advantage of my parent’ s large and light-filled kitchen to make some homemade baby food. In addition to mangoes and peaches, I dabbled in some veggies, too.
As I discussed before, I followed the inspiration of some of the tasty baby food brands out there, like Ella’s, and paired foods that have similar colors together. I started by chopping up some baby carrots.
And… mangoes and peaches. Because they are Baby T’s favorite. I put them all in my trusty steamer/rice cooker.
When they were done, I peeled off the skin. It comes off so easy when they’re cooked, I find this to be the fastest way to make baby food.
Pretty Mangoes and peaches in the blender.
I also boiled a sweet potato. I leave the skin on (I wash it thoroughly!), cut it up into pieces, and boil until very soft. You can use the water to thin out watever you’re making, if needed. The water has all the nutrients from the skin. At least, I think it does. But I’m not a dietitian, so maybe don’t ask me if that’s a true fact, or one I made up. The answer will be, one I made up.
I add the carrots and sweet potato to the blender.
And blend that combo right up! Yum!!! I mix the fruits and veggies to come up with more complex/better tasting flavors. For example, Baby T doesn’t seem to really like carrots. But when mixed with all this tasty stuff, she doesn’t even know she’s eating them. Deceiving my child right from the get-go. A-plus parenting right here. That’s juuuuussst about as great as the time I caught her sucking a beer-soaked dish towel. But that’s another story about my excellent
horrible parenting for another day.
All done and ready to eat and freeze for later!
My child won’t sit in a high chair. PLEASE tell me someone else has this issue.
And a little family photo time.