I hope all yous Canadian hosers had a good Thanksgiving, eh.
Thomas, Adam and I went drove to my parents’ house an hour and a half away, stuffed ourselves with turkey, visited with family and came home with most of the leftovers. My mother made an obscene amount of vegetable sides and the ones that weren’t fancied up (just boiled or steamed), I’m going to blend up to add to Adam’s freezer stash of baby food.
Thomas was able to entertain Adam on Sunday afternoon so I could make up some more baby food. Out of all the ways to save on baby expenses, this has to be one of the easiest. I have been steaming fruits and veggies for Adam, blending or mashing and freezing them in ice cube trays. Once frozen, I dump the cubes into a plastic container, label it and Bob’s your uncle. One of the first foods I made was sweet potato and because he doesn’t eat very much, two sweet potatoes lasted for nearly two months. Obviously, he was eating other foods in addition to the sweet potato, but still. That’s a good investment of $2 and a few minutes of my time.
Here’s the stash now:
There’s also carrots and apple sauce in freezer trays, waiting to be moved to containers. I’m hoping to add green beans, squash, more cauliflower and Brussels sprouts this week.
There’s oodles of resources for making our own baby food, including first cereals (also super easy!). This is one I like, but there are so many. Considering the going price of baby food around here is about 70 cents a jar and has about 4 ice cube sized servings, this is a great and healthy way to save money. I know there’s no added salt, sugar or preservatives and I know the food is fresh.
And did I say EASY?