One of the coolest baby gifts we got was a baby food maker from Auntie Brigid. Now that Carter is eating 3 solid meals a day, I'm doing a combination of making food and buying food to keep up. The little machine is great because you just put the fruit or veggies in and walk away to let it steam. When it's done, it stops itself! No worries about the pot running out of water! You then drain the water and dump everything back in to puree. One machine = easy cleanup.
Here is how it works:
Get your fruit cut up and add the right amount of water to the machine.
Turn it to steam and let it do its thing.
Dump it back in to puree
Give a smile of satisfaction knowing that you made your baby's food along with a sigh of disbelief that it only made 2 little jars!!
Ah, the things we do for out babies. If I had to REALLY make baby food without this little machine... Carter would probably only get store bought food.