Thursday, May 6, 2010

More Baby Food Woes

Today I was going to make Chase some carrot baby food. I put the carrots in the steamer basket over a pot of boiling water and popped the lid on top. After 15 minutes, the carrots weren't quite soft enough. I set the timer for another 5 minutes, checked them again and they still weren't soft enough. I let them continue to steam while I played with the kids until...

Uh, oh. What's that smell?

At first I thought a plastic container or lid was caught in the bottom of the dishwasher that was running. You know, that lovely burning/melting aroma? But I checked the dishwasher and all was well. That only left one option:

My carrots.

I checked 'em and sure enough they were finally soft! The problem, however, was that the pot of boiling water had, well, run out of water.

Eeew. That smell. I checked the pot and it was quite possibly the worst kitchen mishap on my record! Here's a shot of the pot after it had been soaking in hot, soapy water for about 20 minutes.

As you might imagine, I tossed the carrots since they were infused with that lovely burnt smell and I didn't think it'd be fair to Chase for his first introduction to carrots to be quite so eeeewy.

Guess it won't hurt to keep him on sweet potatoes for another day. Lord knows I have enough of 'em!


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  1. Ya, having homemade baby food is SO ideal, but making it is no picnic, even though it should be. IF and only if you have nothing else to do. :)

    Random suggestion, I bought Organic apple sauce in a large jar from Trader Joe's instead of making the apples myself. The cost is cheaper and one less thing you have to make. (just a thought.:))

    In general, making the fruits for me was harder than veggies. I found I used Earth's Best jars for the multi-fruits I couldn't make at home to help me out.

    And soon enough, he was eating smashed bananas, avocados and mushy pears, so the buying jars didn't last too long.

  2. ha! that happened to me, too! burnt carrots smell awful!!