Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Magic Bullet Blender

I have the BEST MOM....why?? Because she got me this...THE BULLET! And I am addicted to making home made baby food for Reese. Lets face it, the stuff in the jar is nasty...Reese loves when I pull this thing out because he knows he is about to get some fresh, home made fruits and veggies. It is fun trying new things with this bad boy! I use it daily and get extra excited when I figure out a new baby food recipe! Here are some fun ones that Reese LOVES!! Go get this thing at BED BATH AND BEYOND and HAPPY BLENDING! :)


Reese's favorite fruits- APPLES, PEARS, MANGOS, BLUEBERRIES, PEACHES and KIWI ( Did I mention that Reese isnt a fan of bananas?? Isnt that strange for a little one???)

Apple baby food - Apple and Sweet Potato Soup (6 months+)

2 tsp flour
2 tsp unsalted butter
6 fl oz (3/4 cup) low sodium or homemade chicken broth
2 tsp applesauce (use our recipe above)
6oz (3/4 cup) sweet potatoes (cooked)
pinch ground ginger (optional)
pinch ground cinnamon (optional)
4 fl oz (1/2 cup) milk (use breast milk or formula if you prefer)
Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan and stir in the flour. Cook, stirring constantly, until the flour/butter mixture turns golden. Pour in the broth slowly, stirring constantly, then add the applesauce, sweet potato, ginger and cinnamon. Bring the mixture to the boil, then lower the heat until the mixture is simmering gently. Cook for 5 minutes. Puree the mixture (either by transferring to a food processor in batches, or using a hand blender in the pot), then return it to the saucepan. Pour in the milk, warm through gently - and serve.

This site is what I follow when making his meals!!! It has some great info on there as well to help out with your new baby food making adventure!


The Armstrong Family said...

I love new things and this might be perfect for Jenna in a few months. Thanks for the recommendation!