After making baby food for the twins several times in the last month and a half, I have started to lose my ambition. It got to the point where I actually considered buying baby food (gasp!).
At their six-month check-up, my doctor gave the boys the go ahead for meat. My one son needs meat because he is a hungry boy all the time. Yet, I haven’t made any meat for them. I’ve been pretty lazy.
This week I used some coupons I had for free jars of baby food to get the boys some meat dinners. Yesterday I fed them “Sweet Potato and Chicken Dinner,” which for some reason also had apricots in it.
And it was AWFUL! The boys liked it well enough, but it smelled terrible, and was so runny that it ended up getting all over them and their clothes (which required stain remover). I hated it. It was enough to snap me back into baby food-making mode. I realized that I like the control I had over the ingredients and the texture of the food.
So today’s project is to plan some meat and veggie dishes for the babies using a baby food cookbook I got at the library, a book I got for Christmas, and the internet.
Sometimes you need a little wake up call to remind you that saving money can be a good thing.