Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Pumpkin-Cheap, Easy, and Good

I'm very thankful for pumpkin.  What a universal food.  You can mix it with a bunch of spices to make just about anything amazing--pie, bread, cake, soup, and one of my new favorites, ice cream.  Oh yeah, yum.


Per wholesomebabyfood.com pumpkin is a great food for little ones too.  I cracked open a can of pumpkin last night and gave my little guy a bowl mixed with barley.

He wasn't sure if he liked it though.  But as many of you know, he doesn't like food very much at all.  He's a milk man.


Unfortunately there was a lot of waste as I learned you shouldn't freeze canned pumpkin for future baby food use.  I was a little sad to hear that news because how easy would that be!?!  Oh well, when you are making your pie, bread, or cake, give your little one a taste then. 

I think next time I'm going to sneak a little cinnamon in it for him to try...well actually, I may let him taste a little pumpkin pie on Thursday.  I know, crazy talk for a mama.  Oh well, I figure he is going to love sweets regardless!

Libby pumpkin can be found here (if you are too lazy to drive to the store).


  1. i love everything pumpkin.....that stinks you can't freeze it like that...can you put it in a container to freeze though:)?

  2. wow great idea, i never would have thought to feed my daughter pumpkin - although she is not the keenest on solids yet... so who knows if she would even like it LOL

  3. My son is the same way. He isn't a huge fan of solids yet, but we just keep trying. I think he will like pumpkin eventually :)

    No, I don't think you are supposed to freeze any food if it comes from a can. Sad!

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