Monday, August 2, 2010

Granola Mom

Four years ago, Jason came home one day to find me attempting to make baby food. His comment was, "You are the most non-granola, granola mom I've ever met!". Yes, I have nursed both Ruby and David. Yes, I use clothe diapers. But come on, granola mom? So I digress... That attempt at making baby food for Ruby was a bust, but I was determined to put forth a better effort for David. This time I have a new ally in my corner-- the Kitchen Aid food processor! LOOOVE IT!

Anyway, the kids and I started out with a trip to a local farmer's market. We picked out peaches, corn, honey, molasses, squash, zucchini, green beans, tomatoes, and a watermelon. Then the nice lady helped me get all the produce and 3 children to the car! (Ah, if only I could get that kind of service at Walmart.) When I was preparing the food the next day, Eli graciously offered to help. Here he is, learning what green beans really look like (We always eat canned; he had no idea you had to cut the ends off green beans.).

After trimming and washing them, the plan was to put them in the crock pot until they were soft enough to puree. Unfortunately, I learned the hard way that I couldn't have 2 crock pots on the same outlet on the island. (In other words, I blew up this crock pot!) So we cooked them up on the stove. After they were cooked, they went into the food processor and into individual containers for the freezer. Five seconds later-- healthy, cheap, baby food with no modified food starch, citric acid, or any other "junk". Ok, maybe I'm just a little granola...


  1. It's okay to be a little granola Christine. It's great for the kids. Good luck with more fun food goodies for David.

  2. Wow...that is great! I've never tried to make my own baby food...I need to be more granola, haha! and it is even better when you have a such a great helper! A great learning process for everyone...sorry about the crock pot! :(

    Enjoy! Can't wait to see how the rest turns out...sounds pretty good!