My Little Sweeties

My Little Sweeties
Chauntel with Camille, Alexa holding Jared, Blayne with Garret, Zac

Thursday, October 14, 2010

My Newest Fun:) I suppose this is a weird thing to call fun...but it is my life:) Taking care of babies and always trying to find a few ways to save $$$ so I have it for other things:) I'd read about someone making baby food quite awhile ago and decided to give it a try. It works so good! I just use the blender and grind up a bunch of different things. It varies...this time I used one jar of canned apples, one jar of peaches, a bowl of prepared oatmeal, and a container of veggies. After blending them up, I pour them into ice cube trays and freeze them.

I pop them out on the counter and bag them up.

Ready to freeze...

....and ready to thaw out and eat:) Smiles from Jared!!!

My other REALLY fun thing is this handy-dandy ice cream maker I found at a garage sale. The canister of it is stored in the freezer when not in use. So when you're ready to use it....just get it out and pour the ice cream mixture into it. Flip the switch and 35 - 40 minutes later, add flavorings of your choice. 5 minutes later...yummy! It's kind of softer ice cream like homemade kind usually is. Sometimes we eat it right away and other times we freeze it for a little while longer to make it harder.

We've tried plain Vanilla, Strawberry, Peanut Butter- Butterfinger, and Banana-Banana Chunk. So many more things you could try. was a fun investment! And so glad it doesn't take all the ice and salt like the other kind of ice cream makers used to take! Makes lots of family smiles around here:)


  1. Since I started working for the triplets 2 years ago and seeing that their mom makes baby food, I've said that means I for SURE will be able to! If she had time when they were babies, so does everyone else, right?! :)

  2. I've seen that idea somewhere for babyfood and plan on doing it this time! Some things like that sound like a lot of work, but really aren't! Also sounds like a neat ice cream maker!

  3. Never thought of freezing it like that. I'll have to give it a whirl next time around:) I'll be waiting for a sample of the yummy ice cream!!!