Life At Point C

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Homemade Baby Food

When we moved to the village a year ago, I was pregnant with our second child. Our first daughter was born in America and we didn’t move to Kyrgyzstan until she was 2 years old. So with our second child, I knew I’d have a lot of “firsts” raising a baby in Kyrgyzstan. There were a lot of questions that I hadn’t had to ask yet, for instance, where do I find baby food, how much is it, and what is available?

I discovered that it wasn’t too hard to find jars of baby food in Karakol, but it is incredibly expensive and there isn’t much variety sold. It makes much more sense to prepare baby food at home. This realization was a tad daunting because I’d never made my own baby food before, but how hard could it be? I knew I had some jars of apple sauce already canned, so at least that was a start. Let me tell you there are several good “how to” websites for homemade baby food, and for those I’m very thankful. Really, it was easy. My first experiment was with carrots. I steamed them, put them in the food processor, and then froze them in ice trays. From the trays I put them in Ziploc bags to keep in the freezer and pull them out as needed. I’ve done the same with other vegetables. It has saved us so much money I might even go so far to say that I would make my own baby food in America too. Shocking, huh? Here’s to the simplicity of life in Kyrgyzstan.IMAG0489 IMAG0491


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Where Did Autumn Go?

Girls going to school

Girls going to school

Pears

Pears

Fall foliage around Karakol

Fall foliage around Karakol

Scott and I here at Life At Point C have to apologize for our absence in the world of blogs. You miss a week or two of writing and suddenly you realize you’ve missed 2 months! It was September since we last checked in with you. Honestly, life has gone on as usual in our quaint village. Students are back to school, we enjoyed the changing of the leaves and autumn fruits and vegetables, and we are excitedly anticipating the piles of snow that will soon envelope everything. Here’s to a fresh start for blog writing! (before we have to make it into a New Year’s Resolution!)