Friday, June 18, 2010

Adventures in Baby Food Making - Week 6: Acorn Squash

OK - Week 5 was a disaster!

NOAH HATES CARROTS!

I waited the 15 servings rule and he still throws his head back in disgust! The only thing that helps is to add cinnamon to the mix. Then it becomes "tolerable"

This week we started Acorn Squash. Similar to the Butternut Squash, I knew that he would probably be OK.....sure enough....he LOVES it!!!

Here is how you can make acorn squash too:


Select your Organic Acorn Squash. They should have very tough skin.















Cut off the ends and slice in half.















Scoop out the seeds and fibers - just like a pumpkin!














See! They look like pumpkin seeds















Cut into quarters and place in steamer. Steam for 25 minutes.














Once cool enough to touch spoon out the "meat" of the squash - similar to how you would spoon out avacados.














Place in your food processor and puree for 2 minutes or until smooth.














Place in your ice cube trays. Two acorn squash filled one tray of 2tbsp each.














Freeze and then bag and tag.




















Acorn squash is good for 2 months in the freezer.

I told you that he loved it!

Here is the proof:






















10 comments:

Kristin @ Ellie-Town said...

I had a difficult time finding squash for Madeline but Ellie was eating it in the fall and I made it all the time! She loved it and sometimes I would make the other half for us. :)

The Wife said...

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#1 didn't really like homemade carrots either. I am still trying to get him to eat them at 2 years old. Just keep trying, right? =)

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mangiabella said...

what an awesome blog! I have a 2 yr old and 15 week old and i will be starting him on some baby food this coming month - i am totally going to follow your instructions - i loved your opening quote in your header too - you'd love my first post, it closes with that sentiment. I'm a relatively new blogger, so I only have posts so far, but very heartfelt posts!!! found u via MBC, just became your follower and would love to have you follow me at mangia-bella.blogspot.com - keep shining sweet bella

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What a cute little one....Trying to catch up some blog reading...Love your blog..
Hope you will stop by for a visit. I have a guest post from my son this weekend...Happy Sunday

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What a cute smile! He most definitely must love it. :) Now following from Monday Madness

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lizhasalife said...

Yum-o!!! Great food and great pics mama!