I admittedly am extremely saddened that in two short weeks I will be returning to my job (I never thought I’d say that by the way-too tough I was…not!-new me laughs at old me)…saddened because I have been fortunate enough to spend four spectacular months at home with my little cupcake and I can’t imagine what it will be like to not have her by my side all day. Wait a minute…four months?! Where has the time gone? It seems nearly impossible that 122 days has gone by in the blink of an eye…but it’s true. Today…Jewel is four months old!
I’m OK with her getting older, and bigger, and smilier, though. That’s what she’s supposed to do. And before I know it…she will be ready for another exciting adventure. Trying her first foods. And because I want her first food experiences to be the very best that they can be, I decided that I will be making all of Jewel’s baby food (of course you would Lindsey).
With peaches in season…and a bushel of them ripening up in boxes in my kitchen (yes…that’s a lot of peaches…I made jam, too)…I decided to get ahead of the game and whip up one her first foods to store in the freezer until she’s ready to give them a try.
So this past weekend, with my peaches…my food processor…and some spare ice cube trays, I got to work.
Here you have it:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Start with a bunch of fresh peaches. I cleaned them in a 3:1 water/vineager solution.
To easily remove skins (which you can leave on-I chose not to), place peaches in a large pot of boiling water for one minute, peel immediately.
Remove peaches from pit and place in a large baking dish with about one inch of water. Bake peaches for about 15 minutes (baking peaches is not necessary-but helps fruit digest easier, especially for sensitive tummies).
Place cooked peaches in a blender/processor and puree until smooth. Add some baking water to thin if necessary.
Transfer peach puree to ice cube trays. My cubes held about 0.5 ounces of liquid (good to keep in mind for serving sizes).
Freeze for a few hours, then pop out cubes and store in a freezer bag until needed.
And if you happened to make too much for your little peach…they are kinda great for snacking and smoothies!