Thursday, January 26, 2006

Monkey Chow

Yesterday I added butternut squash to the Monkey's diet. It was locally grown -- well, it was grown in Pennsylvania, but that's pretty close. (It was included in our subscription agriculture service. Thanks, Farmer Randy!) Link to Star Hollow Farm.

For those keeping score at home, here are the various mushed up foods (in order of introduction) that we have fed to the Monkey:
  • Sweet potato
  • Avocado
  • Banana
  • Apple
  • Rice cereal
  • Apricot
  • Pear
  • Butternut squash
For the most part, we use organic fruits and vegetables. I usually cook them in a pressure cooker (10 minutes for sweet potato, 4 minutes for pears), puree them with a stick blender (aka "soup dildo" to certain readers), and freeze them in freezer trays. They come out in 1 oz. cubes that take 40 seconds to microwave.

1 Comments:

At 8:34 PM, Anonymous Rachel B. said...

Hey John,
I'm glad to hear you guys are using Star Hollow. They are great. I'm enjoying reading your blog and hearing about how things are going with "the Monkey." We should plan an outing for the guys one day if you are up for it! We are getting over colds and so forth, but we'll be rearing to go soon. Rachel Bucci and the 'lil guy

 

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