Still free to be me:
I do Baby Led Weaning/Baby Led Solids, so that is what we start with. DD is only six months and a couple days, so we have barely gotten started. DD has had banana, cauliflower, brocolli and candy cane. (She stole the last one from her sister...)
We're doing the same. LO is 7.5 months old. So far: sweet potato, carrot, squash, egg noodle, chicken, turkey, pork chop, broccoli, banana, avocado, spaghetti (no sauce), bagels, cheerios, and more. Basically whatever we're eating w/o the sauce. The veggies I cut into steak fry shape and roast or steam. The meats have just been roasted and I give a large piece for LO to grab and gnaw on.