Brynlee recently starting eating some baby food. I realized that while the prepackaged foods are convenient, they are a bit pricey. $1 for two servings of carrots or $1 for a whole bag of carrots?
Our blender started smelling like something burning the last time we used it. So, the logical thing to do was to buy a Ninja on Thanksgiving night. I'm actually glad I did. I was attempting to save it for Christmas so that Justin would have something to wrap for me to open. But, last night I was cooking carrots for dinner and I thought it was the perfect opportunity!
I set aside some carrots before I lathered mine in brown sugar and butter. Then, I busted out the Ninja. (By the way, the Ninja is not a toy like my mother thought. It is similar to a magic bullet.)
It worked great at pureeing those carrots! I was quite excited and proud of myself when I put them in the fridge for the next day.
Just remember, pride comes before the fall.
The next morning I was feeling pretty confident, so I mashed up some banana in Brynlee's cereal. It took a total of about 30 seconds and no extra dishes!
It seemed to go pretty well at first, but then she got a few larger chunks of banana and didn't care for that at all. She wouldn't finish her cereal.
Then, lunch time came. I was ready! I spooned some of the carrots into a bowl, heated them up, got Brynlee situated and even got the camera ready. I gave her a bite....and she made the most awful face.
Ok, she just needs to get used to it.
I tried another bite...same reaction. I tried a few more bites and it just got worse.
She started gagging like crazy, so I gave up. I gave her the packaged baby food carrots and she gobbled it up.
So, my first day of homemade baby food:
Attempt #1: Semi-fail
Attempt #2: Epic Fail
I will try again tomorrow after I mash things up more and add more water.