So, Jen and I decided to get together and make big batches of a bunch of stuff - much more fun to do it together and we could tackle a lot in a small amount of time.
ON THE MENU:
Cauliflower (both white and orange!)
Sauteed onions and garlic (for the beans and broccoli)
Carrots and Parsnips
Pretty ambitious for 3 1/2 hours, huh? You betcha! And, alas, we didn't get through everything... we still had to do the peas, broccoli, and carrots/parsnips on our own. But it's pretty amazing that we did get everything else done. Now if I could just buy more freezing trays so I can actually freeze everything we made! :)
I don't have any pictures of us actually making the food - we (and Jen's kitchen!) were a mess, so probably better not to see the "action" shots. But we had a lot of fun, and our little taste tester, Joaquin, loved the couple of items he tried for lunch!
Here's a few of the things we made...
I put everything in ziploc bags until I could get home and start freezing it.
Here's some papaya (on the left) and roasted butternut squash - Sheridan LOVED the butternut squash roasted!
Here's just a few trays: peaches, mango, strawberries, apples
Although I think we might have worn out Jen's VitaMix (I hope it's working again today!), I truly believe this is the best way to feed our babies (and ourselves, but Sheridan definitely eats better than me and Gary - something we need to fix!). And babies love it! Here's a few of Sheridan's favorites:
Bottom Row, from Left: Sweet Potato, Banana, Apples, Broccoli, Peaches
Who wouldn't LOVE to eat this way?!