Friday, August 5, 2011

{Kid}ding Around Friday *LINK PARTY* - 8/5

Welcome to Kidding Around Friday
hosted by
Growing Up Gardner & Love, Lattes & Lullabies

{Kid}ding Around Friday is the place to share your favorite kid-related posts about:
Crafts, Milestones, Homeschooling, Kid-Friendly Food, Decorating, Photography,
A Funny Story, Great Deals, Organization and more...

Growing Up Gardner
{To Join the Party}

1. Follow your hosts, Katie & Amanda (first 2 entries)
2. Link to a specific kid-related post.
Up to 3 entries each. No giveaways or shops, please.
3. Grab our adorable little button.
4. Enjoy reading through some of the other posts and make new friends!

Each week we will feature 3 of our favorite posts from the previous week.
By submitting a link, you are granting Katie and I permission to use the photos from your post.
Noah is almost 6 months old so I started making him some baby food last week. Here is my obligatory baby's first homemade food post:

Ingredients: avocado, water

First I scooped out the avocado and plopped in into my trusty ole Magic Bullet with a half cup of water and let it rip. A few seconds later I had a thick mush so I added another half a cup of water and after another whirl in the bullet I was happy with the consistency. 

 I (sloppily) poured the avocado puree into an ice tray and let it freeze for 4 hours. The ice cube tray/freezer method is ideal because you are going to waste less. Each cube is about an ounce of food.

Then I popped them into a labeled and dated ziplock bag. They will be good in the freezer for up to 3 months.

And the result?
Fail. Noah won't eat anything. He has learned to turn his head and keep his lips tight. Little stinker.
He will, however, suck on a slice of apple or mango or an edamame pod (under my supervision of course). If he continues to resist my attempts I am going to try the Baby Led Weaning approach.

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Happy Linking!
linking up: Y3W


  1. I'm a new follower from the blog hop! We haven't tried Avocados yet, but it took my little one about 2 weeks to get the hang of eating off of a spoon.


  2. Baby O doesn't dig avocados, but I love the magic bullet! It's the best for making food. I'm your newest follower. Thanks for hosting the hop.

  3. I've got to tell you Mrs. G, you are aahh-mazing! I admire your talents so much!

  4. well i'm proud of you for making your own food. i think once i actually have a kid i'd like to make my own food because it seems pretty cost efficient and you know exactly what is going into the food as well. too bad baby didn't like it, but that's okay. keep workin on it. :)

    the style projects

  5. Hi, new follower from VB christian blog hop. This post took me down memory lane! Oh my I remember making my own baby food and freezing in ice trays!