This post is a bit delayed, because we actually started the sweet potatoes about a week ago... with Liam being sick etc. i haven't had time to get the pics posted.
We decided that we were going to do our best to make Liam's baby food from scratch using whole fresh organic ingredients - and locally-grown whenever possible. (Yes, I am drinking the Bon Appetit sustainability kool-aid, but there are worse things! For anyone who doesn't know - I work for Bon Appetit, here is a link to our site on sustainability and social responsibility) Kammy got me the awesome "babycook" machine for my shower - and I have been dying to use it - finally I have. I have a feeling, I will be using it ALOT. The little machine is a tiny dynamo, it steams AND purees - and is a total indulgence, but i love it - did i mention that it looks really cool too? The only REAL work i had to do was peel and dice the sweet potatoes. The machine pretty much did the rest. We started with two potatoes at a time, that gave us enough for a few feedings with leftover to freeze for next time. Liam wasn't sure about this new food at first, but once I got the consistency right, and by the 2nd feeding he gobbled it up. Next veggie will be peas - I think we will try those tonight!