Adventures in Baby Food Making - Week 2: Butternut Squash
SWEET POTATOES - Week #2 - Solid Food #2
For our second week of solid foods we could introduce winter squash, as summer squashes cannot be introduced until 7 months old.
We decided to purchase, prepare and introduce Butternut Squash to Noah, so I purchased one organic Butternut Squash.
I cut the squash lengthwise and stripped out any seeds and fibers, just like a pumpkin!
I cubed the squash into 1" pieces and placed them to steam for 25 minutes.
Once steamed, I peeled the squash and placed the cubes in our Cuisinart 11 cup food processor and pureed for approximately 2 minutes so that the mixture was extremely smooth.
I was able to fill one complete ice cube tray with 2 tbsp of puree in each ice cube slot and placed it in the freezer for 8 hours.
Once complete, I emptied the ice cube tray, placed the cubes in a freezer bag and labeled.
Winter squash is good for up to 2 months in the freezer when using the Food Cube method.
This is what Noah thought about the Winter Squash on his first try: