Sunday, August 11, 2013

Yams for My Little Ham!

Wow! Can you say MIA, oh my! I actually thought that having a second child would be easier, boy was I mistaken. So quick update as to where I've been.  I went back to work 8 weeks after Emilie was born, and with that I've been doing some last minute travel for work.  So when I am home, my focus has been on the kiddos. Jonathan is going to start school in less than a month. Here he is on his 5th birthday.
And my little Emilie, is no longer my tiny baby, she's 10 months old and crawling all over the house.  The husband and I will surely have to keep an eye that one. Here she just a month ago with her brother.
OK, now that we got that all out of the way here's some good news.  I haven't given up on cooking or baking, and I've been trying new things, but I have been slacking in getting things posted, but I hoping that will all change since I do have a bunch of recaps for you all.  Setting a new goal of posting at least one a week. 

As of late I have turned my focus to baby foods.   Yes I'm still making my own baby food. Let me say this before I continue, I am not knocking any one's choice when it comes to what you give their baby.  There are many jar foods that are good your babies. I just prefer to make my own because not only do I know what goes into the food, it's also cost affective.

Yams is one of the easiest things to make and so good for babies.  This is one of Emilie's favorite meals. I tend to make a big batch every time I make this, it takes about 3 lbs of yams to make a weeks worth of food, if your little one is eating 4ounces daily. 

Like always, Happy cooking!  

  • Large stock pot
  • Steamer basket
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Wash the yams and split them length wise.
  • Place yams in steam basket and let steam until yams are squishy when lightly squeezed.
  • Allow to cool, then scoop out yam meat into blender.
  • Added any needed water to get desired thinness.  (if this is a first food then I would add about half cup of water.)
  • Once puree has cooled transfer to ice cube tray and freeze. 
  • Each cube equals one ounce of baby food. 
 I hope your little ones enjoy it as much as mine does. 

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