Thursday, November 4, 2010

Babyfood cook!?

Marlee eats...a lot...she loves food! (Must be hereditary!)

Well, since I can't seem to keep up with my breastmilk, we've always supplemented with formula. She'll eat boob as long as I'm around and otherwise have some formula to hold her over in the afternoons.

This doesn't seem to be completing it for her. She's still downing an 8oz bottle every chance she can get and always could go for more! Granted, I don't want to over-feed my child..but I certainly don't want her to think she's starving!

Soooooo...I'm going to try my hand at making some homemade rice cereal. I saw it done on 19 Kids and Counting the other night and I've thought over and over again about doing my own baby food anyways!

Well, I think it's going to be really easy...

1/4c rice (we're going to use brown rice for the health benefits)
1c water

1. Boil water - add the "powder" ("Powder" is ground up rice)
2. Simmer for about 10 minutes whisking constantly
3. Add breastmilk or formula
4. Serve warm

I think my cooking expertise (which extends no further than my elbow) can handle this! What'cha think?


iluvmyairman said...

Good idea on the making your own rice cereal.
I had to pop over here and check up on ya since I haven't seen ya around much. ;) Glad to see you're all doing well!!!

Jackie said...

Awesome idea! Making your own baby food is definitely cheaper if you have the time to do it. When I worked at the Toy/Baby store lots of people who came in did that. Once you get into making the fruit and veggie goup you can even freeze it in ice trays so it doesn't spoil and you can make bigger batches to save time!

This is what I hope to do when I have a baby myself. Then you -know- what she's eating instead of the mystery jars.