I have a 4 month old that we're starting to feed solid food. We've done well with the rice and oatmeal so far. Soon, we'll be progressing to other things. We've been considering the idea of finding ways to feed our little one what we eat, rather than spend a fortune on "Gerber" jars. Has anyone out there tried this before and what tips do you have? We went the Gerber route with the older brother, but this seems like it might be a more creative option (not to mention cut down a little on wasted leftovers from what just 2 adults and one 5 year old eats ) I think we got the idea from some show featuring a "baby food blender", but I can't remember what show it was on or where it said you could get one, but couldn't you just use a regular blender? Any advice would be welcome! Thank you!