Makes you want to dig right in, doesn't it? (I'm speaking to the 6-12 month-old readers of my blog, of course.)
My new grandson has fostered a desire in me to make homemade baby food. My daughter-in-law started it off by making Gavin sweet potatoes and I then followed by suggesting I try to make strained green beans. She took the easy vegetable, let me just get that out of the way. There's more to making a creamy green bean puree than just steaming green beans and pureeing them. Here's a look at my counter top when I was finished processing one pound of green beans. The yield was one cup of strained green beans and 439 dirty dishes.
After cleaning and trimming the beans, I then steamed them for about 15 minutes.
I pulverized the crap out of them in the food processor.
But they were still slightly chunky, so I ran them through my sieve. (I thought I was done with THAT thing after I finished my last batch of tomatoes last week.)
One cup of pureed, strained green beans yields 9 ice cubes worth of baby food.
Here's where I ask for your help. I know I have some young mothers (and infants) that follow my blog. Any suggestions, tips and/or tricks would be greatly appreciated.