Making Baby Food and Simon Sick Day

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Today I made two batches of baby food to freeze. Apples and sweet potatoes. First I peeled and cut everything and put them in the steamer and put the lid on. These are the apples.

After about 20 minutes, the water that you put around the pan (kind of like a double boiler) evaporates and the fruit or vegetable become super soft.

After mashing with a whisk, I put it into a mini brownie bites silicone pan and into the freezer.

After a few hours, I pop out the frozen pieces into a labeled ziplock bag for later use. I microwave a few cubes for 20-25 seconds. Iris can eat 2-3 little frozen cubes. Here are the sweet potatoes. So much better than jarred or pouch baby food!

Iris practicing drinking water with a straw cup. She can suck a little up but sometimes it dribbles out of her mouth when she doesn’t form a tight seal. She likes chewing on the straw.

Iris loves her uncles! This onesie from Uncle Henry and Auntie Betty.

Daddy making Iris laugh for the camera.

Simon had a stay at home sick day today. He had a cough and was generally tired out. He had some diphenhydramine (Benadryl) in the morning for the cough and possible allergies and slept all morning. He got plenty of rest and hung out with Ron all day. Storytime:

Then bedtime for more rest and recovery. Plenty of water too.

I hope Simon gets better soon!

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