Ugh. Woke up today with more snow and my head feeling like it is about to explode. I need sunshine, and my garden, and a really powerful decongestant. sigh.
But while I’m waiting for Spring to come I thought I’d share with you what we’ve been doing in the kitchen lately.
You start with some fresh asparagus and cauliflower.
Toss ‘em ( I did each item separately) into the steamer insert of your pan,and steam until tender.Then I used my magic bullet to puree my cauliflower and asparagus.
Two things to remember:
Don’t try and puree the stems of the cauliflower. By the time the stems are tender the flower part of the cauliflower is mush. blech. When the cauliflower blossoms were tender I just separated them from the stem and hucked them into my Magic Blender.
You will need some sort of liquid if you are wanting to puree your veggies to a level one baby food, which is Pakrer’s consistency of choice. I use chicken broth a lot, and sometimes I’ll use a little extra virgin olive oil.
The final step is to scoop your veggies into an ice cube tray and freeze. Once frozen I transfer the ‘veggie’ cubes into a plastic bag.
When it is time to feed Parker I’ll warm up his veggies with some organic butter and lots of seasonings.
I even went so far as to write the Vita-Mix company asking for them to offer up product for a review/giveaway for 5 Minutes For Special Needs. But that was a no-go.
The sky is the limit when it comes to making your own baby food. Today’s menu included red lentils and spinach.
Parker loved it. And what didn’t go down hatch went down the g-tube.
Making your own baby food. It’s a good thing.