So, once you decide which recipes and how much of each to make, the fun begins! I wasn’t exactly sure how long it would take to make everything, so I set aside a full day. I’m glad I did, because it took about 8 hours start to finish to prepare and freeze the food. I know–8 hours. Sounds insane. But keep in mind, those 8 hours consisted of feeding Levi his meals, eating my own breakfast and lunch, and a few short breaks here and there. It’s difficult to do this with a baby in the house (especially because I tried to avoid running the food processor when Levi was napping), but its doable! Just set aside a day.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Ingredients for all the purees
A decent food processor
Ice cube trays
Quart size freezer bags
Now, you can do this one of two ways. You can either cook one recipe at a time or you can cook multiple recipes simultaneously. I stuck with one recipe at a time to avoid getting confused about which ingredients belonged with each recipe (since some of the same ingredients were used in different recipes). You’ll just want to think ahead and cook the things that will take the longest first.
|Yumm…veggies with lentils!|
You’ll obviously puree everything as it is made and then you’ll begin filling ice cube trays with the purees. I really like to use these silicone cube ice trays. The cube shape makes them easily stackable in freezer bags, so they take up less space. We just happened to have a few of these already, so it worked out great. If you only have regular ice trays, I wouldn’t sweat it.