Well, for the past almost 2 mos now Rina has been trying different foods. She has tried rice cereal, green beans, bananas, applesauce (remember the constipation issue), carrots, sweet potato, asparagus, pears, mango, watermelon, cheerios, mum-mums (rice cake things), and puffs (flavored rice cake things I think).
So far the favorites are definitely rice cereal, puffs, mum-mums, pears, green beans, and cheerios. The mango she just started so I’m thinking that will become a favorite once she gets used to the flavor but who knows.
“Miss Susie Homemaker” I am not not but I actually have been making Rina’s baby food. SIMPLY bc I once again heard how much money you can save doing it that way. Some also talk about the health benefits but let’s be honest, if most kids can survive on canned baby food Rina can as well 🙂
It does seem to be a lot cheaper – IF you can get produce cheap. One jar of baby food (which is supposedly one meal’s worth) is at least 60 cents if not more, especially if you get the “healthier” kind. Well, most produce is cheaper than that. Thankfully someone lent me a book on how to make baby food. “Super Baby Food” it’s called. I think the author is a little out of touch with reality in some areas (she makes her own EVERYTHING) but it’s incredibly helpful to know what to feed the baby when and how to puree your own fruits and veggies and how long they last in the freezer.
You know, 10 years ago I was going to be a missionary and live over seas, never going to get married and therefore, never have kids. 10 years later here I am using cloth diapers, making my own baby food, and living in Scottville! Oh, does God have a sense of humor or what.
My wife made our baby food, mostly by blending veggies etc. Then we froze the mush in ice cube trays. At meal time, we just popped one out and thawed it. Then 2. Then 4. Then chicken nuggets entered the picture. 🙂 Thanks grandpa!
I bought canned beans, veggies, fruits, etc. and put them in the blender for Bryan and Jared, in order to save money, too. Oh, we ARE going to make a "little Dutch girl" out of you yet! 🙂
Oh, about Scottville. You must not have gotten the memo. Your mission field IS Scottville! 🙂 We are glad you are here!!!
In that first picture I see Aliza (did I spell that right?) Funny how those two pictures were never sent out in the occasional Rina email. Don't send them now – I've already seen them!
Just wondering how this babyfood making is going for you. I am trying the same thing for Sam, and I almost never did it for Ben. (I was too nervous about him missing some magical jarred babyfood ingredient.) Are getting the texture ok? I am having some problems with that when I use the food mill, but the blender seems to work better. It's much easier to clean the food mill, though. Also, any luck with meat? I had a 100 Food purees book from the library, which was very helpful, but I had to take it back. Might have to check it out again. : )
I made baby food for….hmm…which one was it???? Anyway, I think I did that for a little while w/ Eben or Aliza. Like I have the time now! I never look forward to lunch time, cuz all it means is I have to wait another 15-20 minutes until I can start making my food. I'm certainly not going to add to that fun part of the day blending beans 🙂 Good for you that your doing it! It certainly makes the most sense!
See you in a couple weeks 🙂 I'm guessing we'll make it to the 11:00 service at mcrc on the 12th. Maybe we'll see you then.