1/8/08

Thawing Frozen Baby Purees

Using a microwave-proof container, thaw frozen puree cubes in microwave on low to medium heat setting. Check every 20 seconds or so to make sure food is thawing and not cooking. BE SURE TO STIR PUREE THOROUGHLY. Microwaves heat unevenly and it is important that puree is stirred to distribute heat evenly. You are simply thawing puree, not cooking it. Baby's cannot tolerate hot food in their sensitive mouths, puree does not need to be any warmer than room temperature. The best way to test food is to put a small amount to your tongue or on the inside of your upper lip to test the temperature.

3 comments:

kristi.bennett said...

hi friend! so glad you are doing this because now i have a cheat sheet since it's been so long since i have done this...i don't think it's quite like riding a bike where everything comes flooding back when you have to do it again. :)

one tip re: testing the temperature of foods--i remember reading that the best way to test the temperature is to put the food to the bottom of your upper lip; i don't know if that's because the skin is so sensitive there or what. but it really does do the job better to me than touching my tongue.

just something i thought i would share! keep up the great work!

Karin Hernandez said...

Thanks for the tip. I think the lip is probably a more sensitive place to test.

amy said...

i love the new photo header, karin!

 

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