I have to show how I made some baby food. Little Cheese turned 4 months last Friday and at her well-baby appointment our pediatrician (Dr. Good and Sexy) said to go ahead and start her on solids since she is HUGE and meeting 6 month milestones.
Making your own baby food is super easy, quick and, as an added bonus, very cheap. The basic method is outlined well on my friend Alicen's blog: My Culinary Adventures, with the specific post being right here.
My only stymieing point was a lack of ice cube trays, but I do have mini muffing tins, so all was not lost. I used frozen veggies (they are still just plain veggies after all, only all the work has been done for you), steamed them quickly then ran them through my blender. People use food mills, food processors etc. I like my blender because it has a bitchen puree setting, but to each their own.
these directions, but we shall see if that is really worth it given the cost and ease of Gerber baby cereal.
The best part, with the exception of maybe half an hour of my time, this was free. These were items I already had in my freezer for us anyway and there is plenty left, after pulling out a cup, to use as planned for full meals for the rest of us.
Granted I will stock up on some jars for traveling and items that I wont usually buy, but for now, this was so easy we will do home-made.