Sunday, October 31, 2010

A Halloween Treat - for Peanut!

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So now that Peanut is eating solid food, I decided that since I am cooking vegetables anyway, I would make his baby food instead of buying it.  We started with Butternut Squash, and now that Halloween is here, I decided to make homemade Pumpkin Puree!
Ah, the perfect pumpkin - not too big!
First, I sliced it in half
then I scooped out the seeds (which I roasted with a little butter, salt and pepper)
into the oven at 400 degrees for an hour...
Yummy!  
Peel off the skin and (carefully) put into the blender
make sure to open the top to vent the steam
add water until you have a pudding like consistency..
then pour into ice cube trays and freeze for perfect baby portions!
Pop out and put into freezer bags - dinner (and breakfast) is served.
I used the extra puree to make pumpkin pie french toast and pumpkin bread - yum!












7 comments:

  1. Divine!!!I love your organisational skillz!!!

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  2. Kelly, the ice cube tray step is brillant, just brillant. I wish I would have known you when my kids were tiny.

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  3. Looks yummy. I cooked all my baby food when the kids were little. On thanksgiving meal you can mix a bit of turkey, cranberries and sweet or mashed potatoes. Tastes yummy and they get to eat the same thing as the rest of you.

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  4. Ok, you are seriously a cool mom! I love the baby food you made from scratch. Lucky baby!

    ~Mimi from SITS

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  5. You're such an awesome mom! I hope I do cool stuff like that when I have a little one :)

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  6. you must be the best mom out there! it looks so delish!!! I know adults here only eat pumpkin in a pumpkin pie (muffins, cheesecake, etc) but as a child one of my favorite treats was cooked pumpkin. My granddaddy grew pumpkins on his farm and would cook them for us (little grand-kids). he would just boil or roast them and put just a little bit of sugar on it! Yummy! I tried cooking butter squash here Georgian style, nobody liked it but me :(

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  7. I did that for Avery but instead of pureeing them I diced them up and froze them in ice cube trays. She loves them (especially with a little cinnamon or nutmeg added) and they are prefect for this time of year!

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