Thursday, May 29, 2008

I Really Must be Crazy!

Yes, I'm officially an over-achiever! Guess what I did today? MADE BABY FOOD! That's right. Never felt the need to make it for Zoe. Never felt the need to make it for Ty. Now, I have 3 nine-month olds (days away from being ten-month olds), so I made baby food. Okay, so really GOD made it, I just mashed it up.

A few of the "Super Mom's" (like Helen) that I'm in a Yahoo group with (we all have triplets born within 6 months of each other) have me convinced that it's not really that much work. So I decided to give it a go.

I started with the basics: Pears, Avocado, Bananas, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Peas & Green Beans. Not a big investment. All things, should I wimp out of making baby food, that could be eaten by adults.

Today, a few of the bananas started looking like they were about to mash themselves, so I grabbed my bowl and garbage bin, and started peeling. 30 minutes later, all the pears, avocados & bananas were in my freezer. Seriously, it was THAT easy! I ran out of ice cube trays, so had to wait to start on the veggies. (Wait, are Avocados veggies?)

So the Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Peas & Green Beans were JUST as easy as the fruits. I'm not sure I'll do another round of this, but it's nice to know I can...if I need to.

As a side note: I was a bit worried about the kids reaction to Avocado, but I've read how good it is for them (and I love it) so I really wanted to try. THEY LOVED IT! Okay, maybe "loved" is a little strong, but they didn't NOT like it!

No pictures, sorry. I promise my next post will have great pix of the Trips! A teaser to keep you all coming back...ha ha ha (read in a Count Dracula voice)...


Kris said...

You Go Girl! I am very impressed. Maybe this weekend I should try to make some food for my trio! You and Helen make it sound easy. I will be waiting for the pics!

the schirano triplets said...

yay, go you! i started making my own baby food over a month ago and it really wasn't as difficult as i thought it would be. it really takes no time at all! and my 3 far prefer it to the premade stuff! what yahoo group? i want it!

Barclay 5 said...

murphyboyAmy, I don't even cook for the adults.  But hey, whatever floats the Higby boat.Maeve is equally thrilled to be kin to Zoe, Ty, and oh yes the trips - well, really just Ava was mentioned.I need to see you for blog lesson asap, how's an evening after children are in bed?  I could bring coffee!!!  Love, Tracy

Proud Momma X 3 said...

Just wanted to let you know I made it using The Schirano Trips told me about it. Good luck with the baby food. I've been wanted to try some avacados but didn't know if it was too early.

Alexa said...

Yay you. I made most of the Gidster's food, using my neat little hand blender thingy. It was easy-peasy. Of course, I was only feeding one. Hey, I met a woman at the library who has 2 1/2 year old trips, and she says she knows you. You are famous!

Dorinda said...

Okay, yea, I didn't do that. I tried it once and I must be an idiot but it didn't work well. In the end just like my other two they didn't even like baby food. What's up with that?? All the cute jars to feed them from! Nope, nothing. Even had a friend give me like 300 jars she got from Target for like $7.00 - we hardly touched it. Gave it to my friend and her ONE child who ate it all. I can't win.

Hope all goes well and the kids love your cooking :)

Tara said...

Amy and Shane,

I was just reading the Bridge and saw the update that you had triplets. So I Googled "shane amy triplets" to see if you have a blog, and yay, you do! :) What a household! Your children are gorgeous..I haven't read through yet, but I will and can't wait to read all about the kids.

We have a blog too, about our road to parenthood via gestational surrogacy. Our son was carried by a fellow college-mate! :) (And now, after more than 6 years of trying, I am miraculously 10 weeks pregnant myself!).

Anyway, I'll catch up with your blog and I'm glad I found it!

Tara (of Pam and Tara--hope you guys remember me and don't think I'm a crazy stalker)


salli said...

I'm so impressed. You're awesome!

Helen said...

Yay! I'm a Super Mom! Thanks Amy :) So sweet of you!