Sunday, October 18, 2009

Butternut Squash Home Made Baby Food

Guess what? I made a batch of Butter nut Squash puree and it turned out great, I just wanted to share the process of making this puree for your little wee babies!
Step One: Select your produce, I stoped by the vegetable stand on Saturday and picked up 3 butternut Squash. Total money spent $2.97.

Step two: Wash the squash, I use a vegetable brush and really scrub and get all the dirt and nasties of the veg.

Step three: I cut the squash length ways..look how pretty... now my 4 year old son who was playing on the other side of the counter with his dinky cars kept looking up with a questioning look on his face when I would stop and take a picture...I can just imagine the the thought mom is crazy!!

Step four: with a spoon, simply scoop out the seeds and place in the compost
Step five: Get a baking sheet and lay the squash flesh side down. Then pour about 1 cup of water (just enough to cover the bottom of the pan) in the pan. Place cookie sheet in a preheated oven of 35o * cook for about 30-40 min .
Step six: Remove from oven and let cool .

Step Seven: Scoop out the flesh of the squash, I simply use a dessert spoon. Look at all that yellow goodness all from one of the squash.
Step eight: Puree with an immersion blender, I added formula to the mixture to get the consistency that I was looking for. You can make it as thick or thin as your baby likes by adding formula or breast milk

Step nine: When you reach the consistency you want simply poor into cube trays or portion into freezer bags and freeze.
TIP: Always label your freezer bags when it comes to baby food with the date and what is in the bag be it squash or sweet potato, keep an eye on the dates and rotate your food supply by date.

Ta Da..... It really is the simple things

Aiden trying Butternut Squash... He liked it!! he would most definitely choose pears over squash...

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