Yesterday, I decided to spend a little time making baby food to store in the freezer. I've done this a few times now and have perfected my technique, making it as quick and easy as possible. Let me tell you, the LAST thing I need in my too small kitchen is another gadget, so I prepare the baby food with things I already have.
My baby food essentials: Immersion blender (I also make soups with this), flexible ice trays (easier to pop the cubes out than hard trays), cutting board/knife, tall mixing bowls (reduces splatter when blending), and ziploc freezer bags (make sure you get the ones that you can write on).
I've done apples before and C loved them. This time I did a batch of half plain apples and half apple/blueberry combo. I peeled, chopped, and cored a bag of organic gala apples, and then placed in my steamer. The "steamer" really is just a perforated pot on top of a regular pot.
Steam the apples until soft, about 10 minutes.
After steaming, I let the apples cool for about 10 minutes in the mixing bowl before pureeing.
While the apples were cooling, I threw a container of organic blueberries into the steamer for about 5 minutes.
I put plain pureed apples into one ice tray, added the blueberries to the remaining apples, pureed, and then put that mixture into another tray.
One bit of advice before pureeing the blueberries- don't wear a white shirt! I learned that the hard way!