Thursday, December 2, 2010
Sweet Baby, Sweet Potato
Turn oven on to 400 degrees. Poke sweet potato all over with fork. Put in oven. Set timer for 40 minutes. Remove from oven. Scoop out of skin. Mash with fork. Serve.
Seriously, if all infant food making can be relatively this simple, I think we just might keep on hippy-ing our way through this whole baby thing.
My personal favorite thing to feed M are avocados. Scoop, mash, serve. Beautiful.
Here's a little video of M's first bite of sweet potato. We call her spud sometime (she looks like a potato with some regularity) and so it only seemed fitting that her first food after cereal would be her nicknamesake. She ended up loving them, but only after a great deal of consideration. Here's a glimpse of the first minute she spent on her first bite. And yes, by first minute I mean to say that she spent multiple minutes considering this first bite of sweet potato before deciding that, yes, they're yummy.
We've tried carrots three times this week. The only time she ate any of them they were mixed in with sweet potato. The other two times brought her to tears. Tears! She's a very funny little baby.