Saturday, August 11, 2012

Update: Homemade Baby Food

So! So far most of my efforts have gone into the garbage disposal. :-( I made what I imagine is a rookie mistake and bought frozen food, pureed it, and then refroze it. This results in rubbery squash. The peas and green beans would not be pureed despite my best efforts, and were also kind of rubbery. They insisted on staying chunky, which makes me wonder if they just cook the bejesus out of them at commercial plants. Either way, the only thing that did freeze well was avocado. Which is useful, since its pricey and I don't like to give him more than 1/2 one in a serving, since its kinda fatty. (But delicious!) Haven't tried the carrots yet, and the sweet potatoes got eaten for dinner last night by the adults (roasted, not pureed). So, I bought several days worth of regular food to get us through while I reconsider my strategy. :-)

Monday, August 6, 2012


Does anyone else find it ridiculous that the organic frozen winter squash comes in a plastic bag that you are supposed to either boil or microwave it in?

I rarely by organic foods because of the price, but today I decided to give it a shot since I determined that making Mason baby food from frozen organic veg was still less expensive than buying conventional prepared baby food. Not as cheap as conventional frozen veg, but still less. I figured freezing in plastic containers was ok, I would just have to be mindful about thawing things ahead of time. Into the cart goes frozen peas, squash, green beans, fresh org carrots and avocados (it'll be a treat food...he does love them so) and regular sweet potatoes. I didn't see any frozen or fresh ones anywhere. I think there might be canned ones, but I'm pretty sure they are canned in syrup, so whatever, if nothing else Erich and I will eat them. In fact my hope is to eventually just give Mason whatever veg we are having for dinner last night.

Either way, I hope this will work. He is now eating two full stage 1 containers of solids every day. Hungry boy!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

The 'Busy' Trap - NYTimes

The 'Busy' Trap

A nice reminder of what we are striving for - things have seemed hectic lately. And a bit of a cheater post. :-)