Monday, October 24, 2011

Freezers and Baby Food

With fall in full swing and Joseph only a month or two away from starting solids I'm in the market for a good freezer for our basement. I am hoping to make all his baby food and would like to get a head start with all these great fall apples and squashes. But if I want to be able to make everything from fruits and veggies that are in season that means I'm going to have to make a ton then freeze it for the rest of the year.

I need to get on this so I can go ahead and make a bunch of apple sauce and buy some butternut squash and sweet potatoes and maybe some pumpkin or other squashes. If I were really on the ball I would have thought about this at the beginning of the summer and reaped the benefits of all the delicious summer fruit. Alas, I did not.

I started looking online for stand-up freezer and there are so many different options. I don't even know where to start. So, if you happen to know anything about buying a freezer or have a freezer that you're particularly happy with I'd love to hear from you. What features would you recommend?

Also, if you have any baby food recipes that you use and like I'd love those as well. I have a couple baby food cook books, but am keeping my eye out for good recipes :)


Kristina said...

Don't worry about not getting to freeze things so far in advance-they recommend only freezing baby food for 3 months max. So, I think you are at just the right time. Also, I will let you know the make and model of our stand up freezer soon. We have been highly satisfied.

Lisa G. said...

We bought a Haier deep freeze when it was in the clearance section of Target. We were in the market for a long time and just waited until we could find one that was on sale! It was about $110. The details on the freezer are actually pictured in this post!

But you might want to invest in a dehumidifier. We lost ALL our food when the pipes got wet and then froze. The machine clicked off and we lost everything in the freezer in a matter of days :(

Elsa said...

Betsy, this website has taught me everything I know about making baby food.