Natalie had her first 'real' food today - butternut squash. Survey says ... we have a winner! The first bite weirded her out a little bit, but she seemed to dig it after that. (I post the pictures tomorrow)
I'm attempting to make all (or at least most) of Nat's food. I think I'd feel better if I knew exactly what she was eating, and by making it myself, I know that there won't be any extra chemicals or preservatives.
The butternut squash was a cinch to do. I halved it, scooped out the icky squash guts, baked it flesh-side-down for an hour, then beat the heck out of it with my hand mixer. I was able to fill one and a half ice trays with one squash. I think that's about a week and a half's worth of veggies. Pretty economical.
I think I'm going to try sweet potato next. Though I'm not sure how hard it'll be to get it smooth with all the fibers it has.