holidays are a favorite of mine. period.
really, milestones in general just make me giddy. so to be able to give babycakes her first food FOOD on easter, had me excited for days leading up to it.
on good friday, she and i made a special trip to fresh market to pick out just the right sweet potatoes a.k.a. yams a.k.a. one of my faves. then, on easter sunday, we decided to make it together. i was in charge of the oven, hot things, electrical things, sharp things and spooning things. she was in charge of all things cute.
if you're interested in making homemade baby food, let me walk you through this super easy process for sweet taters. preheat your oven to 350 degrees and wrap your potatoes in aluminum foil. bake for 45-60 mins.
once the potatoes are baked, let them cool a little and peel all of the skin off. it took some will power for me not to just cover the whole thing in butter and cinnamon sugar at this stage, but i resisted for my babycakes.
roughly chop up your orange potato and toss into the food processor. let it run on high until you have a smooth baby-friendly puree.
babycakes helped me spoon little dollops into freezer-friendly containers. we made sure to set one aside though for her easter dinner.
we enjoyed making her first real dinner together and i look forward to many more mommy-daughter memories in the kitchen.
p.s. she liked it!