One of my Facebook follower asked me to blog about how I prepare the solids for my girl when I posted pictures of my kids' meals on my Facebook page. So here it goes the tutorial for Pumpkin Puree:
** Personal Note:
I normally cut the pumpkin to half and steam it on different batches (and each batch lasts about 2-3 days). With my 1st child, I actually use the entire pumpkin and steam it and store everything but it takes a long time to finish up so nowadays with my 2nd child, I prefer to use half instead and steam enough storage for 2-3 days so I could switched to other veggies after that and then switched back to pumpkin.
To prepare this, what I normally do is cut the pumpkin into half, then by slices about 1 inch thick and remove the seeds and skins. Then I will cubed them into 1 inch cubes and wash it with boiled room temperature water and steam them for about 20 minutes or until they are soft (I poked one of the pumpkin cubes using fork or chopstick. If they go through and soft to the touch, it's ready).
With pumpkin, I don't blend it further as I normally steam until they are soft. Serve or store the rest in freezer/fridge (for lesser quantity). If you noticed my picture, I also steamed the pumpkin together with the carrots, peas and corns, to save time! :)
Hope the above tutorial helps! Feel free to ask questions or share your feedback/experiences!