This isn't really photography related but I have found myself describing to quite a few people lately how to make your own baby food without having to buy a bunch of equipment or special tools.
When I had my first daughter, she wouldn't touch the canned baby food and I like the idea of making her food from fresh or frozen veggies since that is what we eat. It is much less expensive and is less wasteful. I scoured the internet for what seemed like forever and finally found a website with a great list of foods and how to prepare them http://wholesomebabyfood.momtastic.com/ and found online also how to make the food using ice cube trays and Ziploc bags.
We just started trying out foods on the new baby so I took pics of everything while I made her food last night. It was super quick and I did it in a pan on the stove while I was doing other things.
You will need:
One bag of frozen veggies usually fills up the magic bullet jar which generally fills up 1-1.5 ice cube trays.
To make the baby food you:
Here are pics of the batch I just did. The overall cost for the food was $5.18 ($6.24 if you include the apples I haven't made yet.) and it will easily last us 2-3 months at this stage. Later on when she is eating more one batch will last us about a month.
To serve the cubes, take as many as you need and microwave in 10 second intervals until they are melted and the right temperature. Each of my trays yields 16 cubes. Right now the baby will eat one cube at a feeding but later on it will be 3-5 if she is like my first daughter.
You can't freeze them but bananas and avocado make great baby food and are easy to smash with a fork. I usually keep both on hand for baby food especially avocado. I hate both but my husband and 2-year old love them so I can take enough for the baby and usually have someone around to eat the rest.
If you know me in person you might know that my favorite cake to make is the Kitty Litter Cake. It started with making it for my Grandpa and each reaction when I make it is so funny. I only get to make it once every couple years or so.
Here is the most recent one I got to make for a coworker at my other job. It was funny watching everyone eat it.
Even though it looks disgusting, it is actually pretty yummy and I find that most people who don't like cake love the Kitty Litter Cake.
Here a link to the recipe and original story: http://www.tackyliving.com/article.php?id=133
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