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May 2, 2012

baby food making

not to be confused with "baby making."

because I would hope that you don't need me to type out the recipe of that for you!

Lately I've really stepped up my game on making Presley's baby food. I'm talkin', balls to the wall, mixing random things together and actually feeding them to her! So far, she likes everything I've made.

At first I felt like all I made for her was sweet potatoes, squash, and mixed veggies. I just buy jarred fruits for her, because she doesn't really like fruits that much.

I ordered two new books, and also went to Barnes & Noble to get a few other recipes. The books should be here soon but I thought I'd share a new concoction that I have recently whipped up for my young little pickle!

Recipe #1

Ingredients:
3 tablespoons orzo or other small pasta
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon all purpose flour
1 cup of your baby's usual milk (I used whole milk)
1/2 cup grated swiss cheese
2 cups fresh spinach (remove tough stems), or 1/4 cup thawed frozen spinach
2/3 cup cooked frozen corn

Directions:

1) Cook pasta (and corn- not pictured) according to package


2) In a saucepan (I had put my cooked pasta in a separate bowl, so I just used that pan again), melt the butter and stir in the flour for about 30 seconds. Gradually whisk in the milk to make a smooth white sauce. Bring it to a boil and then summer for 2 minutes.


3)Remove from heat and stir in the cheese until melted.

4) I used frozen (thawed) spinach, so I just squeezed the water out. Then combine the spinach with the cheese sauce.


5) Pour that into your your food mill and puree.

6) After you puree the sauce, stir in the pasta and corn. Continue to puree until you reach the consistency your kiddo likes!


7) Pour into ice cube tray, then put it in the freezer!

8) The next day, put the frozen cubes into a labeled zip lock bag for easy access!

9) When you're ready to use it, put it in a tupperware or glass bowl and heat 'em up!


10) Feed to hungry baby (who is sporting a may-jah lazy eye)


BOOM! That's it!

You can keep baby food frozen up to 3 months. I usually go through it before then, but I don't make huge batches at a time!

I will post another recipe in a few days! Let me know if you have any recipes that your baby likes, I am always up to try new things!

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