Thanks ladies. I think each week I am just going to do a ton of one food then the next week a ton of a different to get some variety in. I noticed 5 small apples gave me about 3- 4oz servings. I am going to need a whole lot more than that!
I did huge batches when making baby food. Sam's Club was my choice for getting large bags of food, like 5lb bag of apples, 5lb bag of frozen peas, 4lb bag of sweet potatoes. I'd peel/prep the food, put in a big stockpot with an inch or two of water, set on low and forget about it for a few hours.
I never bought any baby bullet or anything special. My blender did just fine. I did buy the Mumi & Bubi baby food trays, at first for freezing breastmilk. But also used regular ice cube trays. Fill them up, then the next day pop them all out and put into ziploc baggies to help organize your freezer.
You can help with the variety thing by making lots of different combos, too. I have blogged a TON about my adventures in homemade baby food, mostly because I was so intimidated by it and wanted other moms to know how easy it really is, and wanted to document it for when we have another baby. http://craftywimama.blogspot.com/p/baby-food.html (I hate it when others plug their blogs, but hoping it can help you to see pictures and better detail of how I've done it!)
I meant to keep this reply short, but wanted to mention.. now that my baby is on stage 3 foods, I've found that I don't even need my blender anymore. This past weekend I roasted a butternut squash in the oven for 2 hours until it was super soft, then scooped out the "meat" into a big bowl. A couple minutes of mixing it thoroughly with a spoon was all that it needed, and it has a great advanced eater texture. Yay for less dishes :)