Hi All -
Well, I just have to tell you about my first attempt at making homemade baby food. Let me start by saying, I am a REALLY good cook. Whipping up a gourmet dinner for 8 doesn't even phase me. Keep this in mind as you read of my adventures.
First, I have no steamer so I had to invent one out of a saute pan with a sieve on top and the lid on top of the sieve. I put my water in the pan, tossed the carrots into the sieve, covered it and walked away. I checked back about 5 minutes later. Hmm, carrots are sure steaming nicely
Walked away again... Uh oh, baby is awake... run upstairs... shhhhhhh, go back to sleep honey! Back downstairs. Hmmm, let's check email.... 10 minutes later DH asks "sweetie, what's that burning smell?" Uh oh!!!
Apparently my steaming carrots had dripped some sugary goodness into the pan, which ran out of water. So the sugary juices started burning to the bottom of the pan. REALLY BADLY!
No problem, I'll just toss the pan in the sink and run some water in it to deglaze. HISSSSSSSSSSS, major steam as the water hits the hot pan. OUCH!!! major burn from the steam.
Finally I got the carrots into the blender, got them all pureed, into the ice cube tray and they are currently freezing.
And after all that, yes, I am willing to try it again. Anyone make sweet potatoes yet? Do you bake them or steam them?
Hope you all are having fun!