That was 4 years ago and now I'm much more comfortable in the kitchen. I'm most confident in my baking/desserts, but I have also been trying tons of new recipes for dinners and I've even started meal planning!
After Carson's 4 month appointment, we were given the "go ahead" to start solid foods. I knew I wanted to make his food, but I wasn't ready for my little baby to take that step because it meant he was growing up! (That might sound ridiculous but I know other moms understand!) We started out with [oatmeal] cereal and he loved it. He ate that for about a month and I finally decided I needed to get some real food for this boy!
I've been using this site as a basic guideline for our journey into solids. We decided to start with sweet potatoes and Carson loved them! Making my own baby food used to sound so daunting but it was a lot easier than I expected! Here's a quick little "tutorial" if you're interested. Make sure to scroll to the end to see Carson enjoying Mommy's creation!
Step 3: Add some breastmilk or formula to thin out your mixture. I used about 1.5oz of breastmilk for each potato. You can do more or less depending on your desired texture. This was Carson's first food (besides oatmeal) so I didn't want it too thick or textured! Once you add your thinning agent, process for about 2 minutes or until smooth and creamy.
Step 5: Thaw your cubes and feed to your adorable baby! Please make sure to read this very informative article on thawing and heating!