Everything I make is fresh to serve. I haven't frozen any foods yet - mainly because whatever I make, they both gobble right up. I'm sure if I had one baby, I would have leftovers and need to freeze some things. I will soon start making bigger batches and will put them in the breast milk freezer bags (as opposed to ice trays). That way I can travel with them! My friend Shayna gave me that idea when she and I met up with our baby boys over the summer. :)
So I start by boiling mostly everything, individually of course. I boil organic apples and baby carrots and peas. And I microwave or bake the sweet potatoes and squash. I don't cook the banana or the avocado - those are mashed up as is.
Apples:I clean the apple and boil a pot of water. Once boiling, I throw the whole apple right in. After about 10-15 min, the peel starts to fall off, so I turn off the heat, peel it all the way and let cool. Once it's cool to the touch, I slice off all the mushy "good" parts and throw them in the magic bullet. I add a little water...and zap zap zap, pour into a little baby food bowl and serve! Fresh applesauce! The boys love it.
Baby Carrots & Peas:
The carrots and peas are done the same exact way as the apples, minus the peeling step. I boil them and then throw them into the magic bullet with water. Find a good consistency that your baby likes and you're good to go.
I buy the plastic "microwave" sweet potatoes and put them in the microwave for 8 minutes. Once it's cooled and/or I actually have a minute to make their food, I peel and dig out the good stuff, toss into the bullet with water and you know the drill. I find that sweet potatoes need a lot of water, so again - get a good consistency and serve.
The squash is very similar to the sweet potato, except I cut it in half and bake it in the oven. I usually buy an acorn squash. Once it's done, I take out all the seeds and let it cool. After it's cooled - I use the same process as the sweet potato. I dig out the good stuff and put it into the bullet with water.
I have these great size bowls that have lids that I use for baby food. My friend Kiley had them in LA so of course I bought them too! I store them in the fridge for up to 3 days. They usually don't last that long because the boys eat it within a meal or two. I think I bought them at Crate and Barrel maybe.