Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Silly Rabbit, Carrots are for Babies...Or Not...

We have officially entered the world of solid foods!  After Addy's great experience with rice cereal, I was fully expecting the other new foods to go just as well - met with a wide open mouth and a smile. Just to be sure, I thought we'd start with carrots. They are sweet and I think they are super yummy.  A veggie that even Matt likes. Slam dunk right?

So wrong!  She hated them.  With a passion.  It was hilarious to watch the sour expressions on my baby's sweet face. A whole new set of emotions and expressions came out that we have never seen before.  Again I find myself wondering if I'm a horrible mother because I laugh at my daughter when she is unhappy.  But holly crap, when that tiny face scrunches up and gives you that look, how can you resist (see picture below for proof)?

But the good news is that I think my first attempt at making my own baby food was a success. I just steamed some carrots on the stove until they were soft and tossed them in the food processor. I added some of the residual water from the pot to get the right consistency.  I ended up kept two servings and froze the rest in ice cube trays for later.  It really didn't take much time, and I think the four or so carrots made about the equivalent of twelve servings. And I got to blow the dust off my food processor. So double bonus.