Making baby food the second time around was MUCH easier than the first. I ended up purchasing an inexpensive food steamer and chose to use my hand held emulsion blender, which seemed to cut both the time and the clean up in half.
And now that I at least have an idea as to what I am doing, I found myself enjoying making it. I enjoyed being in the kitchen late on a Sunday afternoon, listening to my music, sipping on a diet coke, stopping to play with Z in between batches that were in the steamer. Time, most definitely, well spent.