Saturday, December 3, 2011

Kayla eats!!!

Kayla began eating baby food!!! She started right before her five month mark. I'm making her food at home rather than buying it. The cost alone is worth it but it is also nice to know exactly what she's eating. We started off with sweet potatoes. And she loves them!

Here's how I did it...
I baked three large sweet potatoes, peeled them, cut them and dropped them in my little food chopper. Then I added a little formula milk to thin them out and poured them into my just washed ice cube trays. Wrapped them in plastic wrap and put them in the freezer for a few hours. Once they were frozen I popped them out of the trays and put them all in a large plastic zip lock baggies and put them back in the freezer. When we want to feed her we just grab two or three of them (their about 1oz each) and pop them in the microwave on defrost. So easy!!!

We were only feeding her once every other day. But now, that she will be turning 6 months next week she will start having it everyday, and soon, a couple times a day. When I choose to nurse or I should say I prayed to be able to nurse, my goal was to do so for the first six months. I needed a goal as I knew it would be a challenge. But now that I'm about there the goal is getting extended to nine months. I'm so thankful the Lord answered those prayers it truly is a blessing being able to nurse.

Next we did butternut squash. Used the same process and she likes those as well.

Monday family funday, Incredibles pizza

Monday October 24th we went to Incredibles pizza for dinner and games with our groupon coupon!

Best Banana Bread!!!

Ya that's right, I figured out how to make banana bread and actually did it!!! And guess what??? Not only was it AAAmazing but it was super easy too. I love that we will never waste another banana again. I just throw the one's that are two ripe to eat in the freezer and when I get three to four of them I get to baking. This bread turns out SUPER MOIST every time I bake it.

Here's the easy recipe...

Banana Bread Recipe

    Prep time: 5 minutes
    Cook time: 1 hour


    3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
    1/3 cup melted butter
    1 cup sugar (can easily reduce to 3/4 cup)
    1 egg, beaten
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    Pinch of salt
    1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour


No need for a mixer for this recipe. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). With a wooden spoon, or potato masher, mash bananas in a large mixing bowl then mix in melted butter . Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla.
Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last, mix.
Pour mixture into a buttered 4x8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan
and slice to serve.

Next I want to try and make zucchini bread!

Grandpa Scherb's Birthday!

I'm so far behind in blogging its crazy. So I've decided to just do them as fast as possible by not being "chatting cathy" and trying not to be such a perfectionist. So here's the first of many... I hope!

My father in law turned 60 years young! They came down from Rockwell, my brother in law Zach and his wife Amy came over from Council bluffs. We met up with them and my brother in law Chris for lunch at Legends. (And to watch football of course because there was a Hawkeye game on)

He's such a goofball!

Here a pic of Chris taking a picture of Grandpa Scherb and Kayla

Really their all goofballs

two beautiful girls!

So serious while the hawks are playing!