The FRUGAL & GREEN MAMA AWARD goes to ME because I just made two mega batches of baby food. That is cool in and of itself, but not the reason I won this award. No, I won this prestigious award because I made FIVE POUNDS OF ORGANIC CARROTS into baby food! Not sure I deserve the award? How 'bout this... I got those carrots for ONE DOLLAR! (my local Giant Eagle marks down produce that needs to be eaten pronto and I happened to be walking by right when they were resupplying the clearance section. Clearance fruit and veggies... sounds kinda gross when I put it that way.)
Let's review: 5 pounds of organic carrot baby food for $1. Boo Yah!
|I baked the carrots instead of steaming them. Worked great! I almost awarded myself "THE WEIRDEST PICTURE AWARD" today.... hmmm... day is not over....|
The 2nd batch of baby food? Oh my. One of those: WHAT WAS I THINKING moments? Our local farm stand closed last Tuesday and I panicked! I drove down on Monday and bought THREE ENORMOUS cauliflowers ($2.50 each). Oh my. There was a lot of chopping, steaming, blender breaking/ food processor breaking/ falling in love with my mom's Vita-Mix 3600 (which she might have to sneak into my house and steal back 'cause I have no intention of returning it ;). And then I discovered that you shouldn't feed cauliflower to your baby until they are 10 months old (Heidi hits 7 months this week). Oh my.
I strongly believe that every mother needs the book: Super Baby Foods. I didn't make all of Hazel's food and don't intend to make all of Heidi's, but I make a lot of it and I feel so good about it! Now that I babysit 3 toddlers throughout the week (not all at the same time!), I've seen that Hazel's diet is much more diverse than the average toddlers. I'm sure I can't give complete credit to that book... I'd like some credit too... however, she is a great eater and I followed the recommendations of what to feed/ how to prepare/ when to introduce which foods/ etc. from Super Baby Foods. Can't be all coincidence!
And so, to you I say "have a green day".