Carrot Stew

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Make your own baby food

My little man has been test-driving some of my new creations and he hasn't found one yet that he won't devour. These are super easy, fast and tasty homemade baby foods to try with your wee one. Enjoy!

**The key is to use a mini food processor or a mini chopper (like the Bullet).

Blueberry-Carrot Delight

1/4 to 1/2 cup fresh blueberries, washed
10-12 baby carrots
a pinch of brown sugar

Boil carrots in a saucepan with just enough water to cover bottom of pan, for about 5 minutes. Place blueberries and carrots in food processor with about 3 or tablespoons of water. Add a pinch of brown sugar and puree. (It is good like this, or you can add a bit of baby oatmeal and mix). Be sure to let this cool before feeding to baby!

Sweet Potato Yum-Yum (*Cohen's Current favorite!)

1/2 sweet potato
4-5 mandarin orange slices
3-4 tbsp juice from mandarin oranges
dash of cinnamon

Bake or boil sweet potato. Remove skin and add to food processor, along with oranges, juice and cinnamon. Puree and be sure it has cooled. Done!

Carrot Mix-up

10 baby carrots
about 1/2 of a large Gala apple
(optional..add 1/2 banana)

Boil carrots as described above, this time adding diced, peeled apple. to drooling baby:)

You can take these and run with them! You can always mix it up and add new flavors...this week I will be making creations with peaches and green beans, too!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Burlap Wreath

I apologize profusely for my lack of blogging lately! It seem that between the end-of-the-year holidays, selling our house, moving into a rental and purchasing a new home, my crafti-ness has taken a backseat! Hopefully I will be back on the horse as soon as we get moved in to the new casa and I can locate my hot glue gun!

In the meantime, I will put this on my to make list:

A great addition to any front door! Thanks, Melinda at Under My Polkadot Umbrella!