I was her too. Except I lived in a group home for young single mothers and they told me that homemade food wasn't appropriate for babies. This was in 2001! I can't believe they wouldn't let me do it. And that I did it at 4.5 months.
So for #2, when I was actually informed, I decided to make all my food. I prefer the make and freeze method because I've always been a WOHM and wanted to send my food to the caregiver's house, and I don't always cook our own meals fresh each night (freeze ahead).
I loved being able to know exactly what my baby was eating, and with homemade of course you can control the consistency exactly.
My method was to use a large blender and spend several hours at a time preparing a couple months' worth of food for the deep freeze. I believe I read that if you're using a deep freeze, you can keep veggies up to 6 months, and in a fridge-top for 2 months.
I recommend the book: "Super Baby Food" by Ruth Yaron. I only wish I'd read it years ago. I also like "What Should I Feed My Baby?" by Suzannah (?) Olivier. They both have great recipes, especially for when you choose to introduce things besides fruits and veggies.
We used my partner's mother's 1970s blender and it worked GREAT!
My SIL is pregnant and due in April and for her "gift" I'm making her certificates for from fresh homemade organic baby food, giving her the choice of several foods. She chose to use jarred food last time, even with a year off work, so now with 2 kids I'm sure she'll still feel too busy to do it herself. I did the same recently for a friend and she loved it!