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Baby's First Thanksgiving

Baby's First Thanksgiving

Sweet Potato Puree

Step 1: Wash, peel and chop two or three sweet potatoes into one-inch (3 cm) cubes

Step 2: Place sweet potatoes and about 2 tablespoons (30ml) of water in a microwave-safe dish. Cover. Cook 8-10 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes. They are done if the sweet potatoes can be mashed easily with a fork. (You can also steam, bake or boil the potatoes if you don't have a microwave.)

Step 3: Place sweet potatoes and cooking juices into a blender or food processor. Add about 1/4 cup (60 ml) of water. Purée. Add an additional 1/4 to 1/2 cup (60 - 120 ml) of water, as needed, to develop a smooth texture.

Step 4: Spoon into ice cube trays. Cover. Place in freezer 8-10 hours or overnight. Remove cubes from trays, place in storage container or freezer bag, and return immediately to the freezer. 

Makes 24 one-ounce servings. Stays fresh for 2 months in the freezer.

To serve, select frozen sweet potato cubes from the freezer, defrost and warm, check the temperature and feed.

 

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Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers are sisters, mothers of five children and founders of Fresh Baby, www.FreshBaby.com. They are the creators of the award-winning So Easy Baby Food Kit and Good Clean Fun Placemats.