After a few months of putting off making my own baby food, I have finally dived in and loving it. This kid is trying a lot of foods that I am not even sure he is quite ready for yet, but it is fun to have him taste everything. Since making dinner for yourself is hard enough, I wanted to put together an easy dinner for you that you could also whoorl up for your baby. Simple, delicious and healthy.
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
In a roasting pan, add one chopped onion, three cubed sweet potatoes, one teaspoon of fresh thyme, and one clove of minced garlic. Drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and toss to coat.
Place four bone in, skin on chicken breasts on top of vegetables. Brush with olive oil and season with salt and pepper generously.
Roast in oven for 30 to 45 minutes until chicken is done. Tossing vegetables a couple of times.
Optional if you want to make a quick sauce: Transfer chicken and vegetables to a serving platter and cover with foil. Place roasting pan over high heat on the stove. Sprinkle a tablespoon of flour all over and whisk into pan drippings. Cook and stir for one minute. Add half cup of white wine, continue to whisk and reduce by half. Add a cup of stock, whisk and let reduce until thickened. Season with salt and pepper.
Serve warm, drizzled with sauce if you make it, and enjoy.
Any leftovers you have can be placed in a food processor, baby food maker, or blender (remove skin and bones from chicken). The ratio should be about one third chicken to two thirds vegetables. Process until the consistency your baby prefers. Add water or stock to help smooth it out.
Baby food freezes really well. Beaba also makes these great silicone portioned storage containers. It can be placed in the freezer, then you pop the portion out when needed. You can also store the cubes and then reuse the container. My freezer is full of multi-colored cubes of baby food. It is hilarious.