Thanksgiving feast

For the first time I cooked for Thanksgiving and I only burnt one cranberry walnut tart! Pretty good right?! No but seriously. IT WAS SO MUCH WORK. I mean the end result was delicious but spending 6 hours in the kitch was no joke. However, spending Thanksgiving with our tummies full and surrounded by the people you love is on the top of my thankful list. Hope your Thanksgiving was filled with lots of yummy food and family.

 

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Baby shower ideas

My friend Theresa’s baby shower was a few weekends and it was too cute. She is having a girl which makes it EXTRA fun for me (because I have three boys).

Emily and I revealed that we were the baby secret storks at the shower! Read more about that here: xoxo, the storks.

I made these perfectly baby pink rice krispies using strawberry marshmallows and sprinkles.

And this fluffy baby pink punch that was ever so tasty. 1 can pineapple juice, 2 liter bottle of ginger ale and scoops of raspberry sherbet  The trick is to only keep the pineapple juice cold and not the ginger ale for the perfect punch temperature. Didn’t it turn out just perfectly baby-ish and pink!!?

I also made little vanilla wafer cookies dipped in white chocolate and pink sprinkles. I really wanted to make pink things but these turned out looking a little like santa hats. Opps.

Not pictured: I made some sushi sandwiches for the momma to be because she loves sushi and obvs hasn’t been able to have it. Used Tastefully Simple’s Spinach and Herb dip mix with a little mayo, on a slice of bread with the crusts cut off. Stuck a slice of cucumber, ham, and swiss cheese in it and rolled like you would a sushi roll. Slice and add a toothpick to each one.

My sister-in-law did the baby food tasting game and made these cutsie little mason jars.

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Homemade baby food- how to


We made organic baby food last weekend and it was SO easy! It will save you so much money and is much better for your baby! We chose to use organic produce but you can use conventionally grown produce as well.

Baby food

  • Peas- steam frozen bags, purée in food processor
  • Sweet potatoes- bake with skin on at 400° for an hour, wait to cool peel off skin, purée in food processor
  • Green beans- steam frozen bags, purée in food processor
  • Apples- peel, core, chop, sauté in water until soft with cinnamon, purée in food processor
  • Pears- peel, core, chop, sauté in water until soft, purée in food processor
  • Carrots- Peel, chop, steam, purée in food processor
Banana’s, mangos, and apricots can be freshly mashed into baby food right before feedings.

Note: you may need to add water while  puréeing in food processor for a smoother consistency.

Use ice cube trays to freeze, then transfer to large ziplock bags and label. Or use breast milk storage bags and label. Note: baby food should be used within 3 months when kept in the freezer and within 72 hours when in the fridge.

Everyone got in on the fun :)

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