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    Our babies are reaching the age of introducing solids (I know, how on Earth did that happen?) and I know there are a bunch of moms on this board who are making or who are planning to make their own baby food. How about we have a running list of things we've made, how they were prepared, how we store them, and how baby likes them? Pics of baby eating are a bonus! Please add something even you just prepare it differently! Moms who buy jarred food, feel free to join in and post pics and tell us what your baby is eating!
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    Food: Butternut Squash
    Age of Introduction: 4.5 months; Her first food!
    Preparation: I sliced the squash in half lengthwise, scooped out the seeds, placed the halves face up in a glass dish filled with about a half inch of water, and baked it at 375 degrees until a fork could easy penetrate the squash (this will depend on the size of your squash). After allowing the squash to cool, I removed the skin, cut it into pieces that would fit in my food processor, and pureed it until very smooth. I added BM at first to thin it but she really didn't need me to after the first few tries.
    Storage: I have these little 1 and 2 ounce cubes that I fill and freeze. Each night I pull one out and let it thaw in the fridge for the next day.
    Reaction: Meh. She made funny faces the first time but has liked it well enough since.
    Pic?: I've already posted this one but I guess I should start this thread off properly

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    Food: Spaghetti Squash
    Age of Introduction: 4.5 months; Her second food
    Preparation: Cut the squash in half length wise, de-seed, place in glass dish with half inch of water, and bake at 375 until "threads" (if you've cooked this squash before, you know what I mean) easily come apart with a fork. Cool and puree.
    Storage: Freezer cubes
    Reaction: Craziest face ever! Liked it the second time around. I think it was a texture shock the first time. OMG, what is in my mouth?!
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    Food: Pear
    Age of Introduction: 5 months
    Preparation: Peal (not necessary), core, and cube. Boil until really soft and puree. Alternatively you can steam or bake (whole) to keep those tasty nutrients from escaping. I felt like steaming was going to give me carmelized pear goobers given how much sugar is in them so I went with boiling. I think I'll bake them next time.
    Storage: Freezer cubes
    Reaction: OMG NOM! Monkey like pear
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    Food: Carrots
    Age of Introduction: 5 months
    Preparation: Peel (not necessary, especially if organic), steam, puree.
    Storage: Freezer cubes
    Reaction: She really likes carrots. Her diapers ... not so much. Deep orange poop is not cool.
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    Food: Oatmeal
    Age of Introduction: 6 months
    Preparation: http://homemadeginger.blogspot.com/2...by-cereal.html
    Storage: Froze in ice cube trays
    Reaction: I mixed it with a little banana and she loved it. It constipated her pretty badly though so I'm holding off on giving it to her again for a little while.
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    Food: Green beans
    Age of Introduction: 6 months
    Preparation: Remove stems, steam, puree
    Storage: Cubes
    Reaction: I just pureed what was left over from dinner and haven't had a chance to give her more than a taste yet. She seemed unimpressed but that's normal with a new food.
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    Food: Zucchini
    Age of Introduction: 6 months
    Preparation: Remove ends, steam, puree.
    Storage: Freezer cubes
    Reaction: She made a terrible face and spit out the taste I gave her. She'll like it next time .
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    Sweet potato
    Peeled, baked at 375, purred
    I freeze in two day servings which is about an ounce per serving.
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    Food: Patty pan squash (yellow variety)
    Age of Introduction: He will ahve it in the next couple of weeks
    Preparation: Cut top and bottom off, chop (I cut into eights) and steam for 12 minutes, then puree
    Storage: Frozen in ice cube trays then in a resealable plastic bag
    Reaction: He likes it, but it is really thin and liquidy so I am going to try mixing some cereal with it because he doesn't seem to like them when they are too liquid
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    I got a magazine the other day with cooking directions for all kinds of fruit and veg so I am trying things out slowly.
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