Dinner for the Toothless

 
 

The baby is six months old now, and ready for some food. Since I have trouble concocting dinner for regular folks, I am nervous about making dinner for someone who has no teeth. Then again, he’s never tasted anything different, so what does he know?

I nearly shelled out $150 for a fancy baby food making machine: it is a steamer, and a food processor, and it looks so cute! You can buy a rice and noodle basket for it, and some rubber food trays to go in the freezer.

But I don’t have $150. I do have a Magic Bullet, and I purchased a Pyrex measuring cup, with a great handle and spout, so I can easily steam food and then pour it into the Magic Bullet. I also purchased some half-pint mason jars from Target, and some erasable labels from The Container Store.

Here is my first attempt at peas, using organic frozen peas from Ralphs. I simply steamed the peas, then Magic Bulleted them.

I watched several You Tube videos on how to make baby food, and I am using a Williams Sonoma book on food for babies and toddlers. An important step is to pour the nutrient-rich water back into the puree to make it thin, and nutritious. I actually saved some of that water for another day, in case the frozen meals need thinning.

The peas are bright green, and they smell good — like food, not like something from a jar. Tonight will be baby’s first taste of anything besides rice cereal and, of course, milk.

Wish me luck.

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One Response to “Dinner for the Toothless”
  1. So, how did the baby like his organic pureed peas? You made them sound very appetizing!

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