So, I am wondering, if I should just drop the solids completely and just wait until she can eat our food, or is it good for her to experiment 2-3 times a week with the food that isnt so much of a choking hazard?
I do a hybrid method (I don't make purees in a mixer, but I do mush DD's food a bit, and I sometimes put it on her tray and sometimes on a spoon...she usually grabs the spoon and guides it in if she wants it...if she doesn't grab for the spoon, I stop).
I know mama friends with babies who do all purees and both mama and baby seem to be thriving. I also know mama friends who do 100% BLW and both mama and baby seem to be thriving.
It sounds like you are being very thoughtful and that you are paying close attention to your DD and trying to make it a positive experience for both of you, and I imagine your DD will do great with whatever approach you choose.