We didn’t fancy ourselves the homemade-baby food type until we spied mashed bananas in a jar at the grocery store and thought, “How hard can that be?”
Turns out, making baby food is a breeze — thanks to Baby Brezza, a new munchkin blender that steams and purees everything from pears to potatoes in one fell swoop.
Unlike other baby food blenders, this one doesn’t require that you drain the fruits and veggies from a steamer basket before whipping them into an infant-friendly consistency. Simply chop your produce, add water, and set to the recommended time. The Brezza does the rest.
It also has steam-only and blend-only (hello, breakfast smoothies) functionality, so we think of it more as a useful kitchen appliance than a must-have baby feeding fad.
That’s right — even preschoolers will go gaga for it.
What: Set a kite sailing in the pasture, sample food cooked on the hearth, and watch a puppet show.
Why: Play 18th-century games that have stood the test of time.
When: Sat., noon-5 p.m.
Where: Gunston Hall Plantation, 10709 Gunston Rd., Mason Neck (703-550-9220). Adults, $10; children 6-18, $6; children 2-5, $2; under 2, free.
Daughter & Doll Tea Party
What: Munch on scones, sandwiches, and desserts at the ladylike affair.
Why: Miss Manners never passes up a chance to dress in her finest frocks.
When: Book now (while there’s space) for Apr. 3.
Where: Kentlands Mansion, 320 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg (301-258-6425). Reservations (required) to 301-258-6425. Adults and children 13 and up, $20; children, $15.
Shrek the Musical
What: A fiesty princess, sassy donkey, and everyone’s favorite green ogre, of course.
Why: A refreshingly funny twist on fairy tales.
When: Thru Apr. 3.
Where: The France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, Hippodrome Theatre, 12 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore (410-837-7400). Tickets at 410-547-7328 or online at ticketmaster.com. Adults and children, $22-$77.
Photo: Courtesy of Baby Brezza
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