Saturday, June 27, 2009

Squash, check! Sweet potatoes, check! Carrots, check!

So, I haven't actually started making any food yet. I've decided that we'll try to store bought stuff first to make sure that she doesn't have any adverse reactions to the foods that are available pre-made. I didn't particularly want to go through the whole food making process just to find out that she didn't tolerate carrots. Anyway, she's enjoyed squash, sweet potatoes, and carrots so far. We've kind of tried green beans, but we haven't checked it off the list yet.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Food Processor

I'm using this new venture into baby food to get a little something for myself: a new food processor. There may be some of you out there reading this now thinking that I don't really need to invest in a new one and that even a blender will work fine. While this may be true, I'm still using this as my opportunity to get a new food processor. We got a food processor when we got married; however, it has mostly collected dust on our pantry shelf. There have, however, been a few times we've pulled it out and on one of those rare occasions my husband did something (I think dropped the lid) and cracked a vital piece of the food processor off. It works fine as long as what I'm using it for isn't too watery, but if it is watery, I'm in for a big mess! We've been cooking a lot more at home lately and I've been needing to use the food processor more these days, so I'm looking forward to using one that doesn't cause a big mess!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Dogs

We have two dogs, Ali and Reeses, who have taken the new addition to our family in stride. They love to lick her (especially Reeses) and investigating everything she does. I think they are about to have a newfound love for Ella though.

Ali and Reeses (especially Reeses) have just been dying for Ella to start eating something other than formula. I have a feeling they are going to like the fact that I have decided to attempt to make my own baby food rather than buying it. Why? Because they will be begging for all the leftovers from my various trials (and probably even begging when I get it right!).