Yum yums: Starting Solids

While at the farmer’s market last week I discovered a 3 lb bag of “seconds” carrots (ie: ugly carrots) at my favorite organic stand, for a discounted price. I snatched them up, knowing they were destined for baby food.
I baked some and steamed most. I wanted to provide a variety of flavor and texture. My first steamed batch I used the food processor which made a “chunky” more grainy texture. Which will Probably be good once he gets used to eating, but not so much right when he starts off. The next steamed batch I put in the blender, which created the smooth, classic baby food texture. The baked carrots I put through the food processor as they’d been baked in olive oil and I planned to use them further along in his culinary adventures.
I froze everything in my Tovolo silicone ice cube trays, which make perfect 1 ounce cubes and stored them in well labeled freezer bags.

Things I learned:
-I need more then 2 cube trays. It took the baby food much longer to freeze then I expected. I shall be ordering more from amazon soon.
-when steaming veggies, don’t let the pot run out of water. It smells and makes a horrible mess of the pot.

Tomorrow I’m hoping to scout out some organic peaches as they’re in season. I’m going to have a freezer full before baby X even starts eating!

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