Jack that is...well Tommy too, but this was Jack's first taste (Saturday afternoon) and to say he enjoyed it would be putting it mildly. The little guy was so into the sweet potatoes, and the spoon, that everytime I tried to get some more he would scream until I got it into his mouth. It definitely wasn't a neat experience, but a good one none the less.
I am also very proud to say that these are homemade sweet potatoes. I got motivated recently and prepared batches of sweet potatoes, carrots, avocado, mango, and squash - they are all in the freezer right now in cube form, just waiting for Jack to be ready to try them. I am pretty relaxed with most things, but I can't stand jarred baby food - I like being sure that the only thing that they are getting I can easily identify. Just because they can't protest doesn't mean they need to suffer through some of the nastiest looking "food" on the planet!! I did the same for Tommy (almost completely - supplemented with a few jars from Earth's Best) and he tried and enjoyed many foods that way.
I think my next big food project will be to make and can home made apple sauce. I am going to wait until the fall when we can go apple picking - that way it will be yummy fresh apples. I really don't think it will be too hard, only one way to find out I guess. I also need to restock our supply of muffins for Tommy. I have the ingredients to make banana and chocolate chip. I bake tiny little muffins for him and freeze them (I do the same with pancakes). Its a great quick and easy breakfast for him - and much healthier and cheaper than doing anything Eggo's makes!!