Wednesday, December 12, 2012

homemade baby food adventure #3: butternut squash

Okay, so right off the bat I'm going to say I feel like I cheated on this one. Things have been so busy with work and getting ready for Christmas, I just don't have the time try different kinds of baby food right now. I know what Sage likes (banana avocado) and I know what Sage loves (sweet potato mashed potatoes), but man cannot live on sweet potatoes alone. So when I saw these "ready-to-steam" cubes of butternut squash at the grocery store I was so excited. Who doesn't love butternut squash? AND the bag was cheaper than actually buying a squash ("WHAAAAT??" I said to myself as I was throwing the bag into the grocery cart and doing a subtle victory dance in the produce section). I got home and in literally 15 minutes I had steamed, blended, and separated the squash into little servings.

But we had yet to pass the real test: the little man taste test. Sage wasn't feeling very good, he had a bit of a fever, so I knew that I was up against a tough critic. Plus, with my luck he would hate something so easy. So when he woke up from his nap I put him into his chair and hoped with everything in me that this was 15 minutes well spent.

He liked it! I even got a smile out of him. He ate every last bite! Happy and full, we snuggled on the couch and watched Christmas movies together for the rest of the evening.xo