I finally continued the baby food making. It seems like it's been a while since the butternut squash introduction and we've just been enjoying our vegetables. We did try bananas but Emma does not like them, at all. You can sneak in about 1 bite and she'll not take another. Her mouth is clamped shut and if you sneak another bite in she will gag. We've tried it with cereal, sauteed in butter and whipped, you name it. Bananas just might not be her thing......and that is the go to fruit that is easy to make on demand!
So this past weekend I purchased some apples and pears. You might be thinking...hmmm...didn't you guys already make a bunch of applesauce? Yes we did, but it has sugar and cinnamon in it and I haven't been giving Emma food with sugar yet. After consulting my cookbooks the recommendation was Golden Delicious Apples. We don't eat those unfortunately, we're more Honeycrisp, Braeburn, or Pink Lady apple eaters. As Tim says "Golden Delicious are mushy". So we got a smaller bag just for Emma.
And they make cute curly cue apples. I had to cut off a couple spots and remove a couple of seeds but I did that when I was cutting them up. Then I just added 1 tbsp of water for each apple (I did 6 at one time) - and I might have added an extra tbsp just to be safe and put them in a pot. Here's where the applesauce making unfortunately kicked in - I set the stove temp 8 to boil them, since we're not putting them through a mill they don't have to be mush. As I was re-reading the recipe one last time I caught my error and it's supposed to be on LOW. Quickly turned that down and no apples were lost due to my error. The recipe called for less apples than I made at a time so I cooked them longer and stirred them to get them softened, probably about 15-20 minutes. Then just dumped the whole thing in the blender and vooolah!
Emma: Lip smacking sounds, and "Heee, hee, hee", which I translate into "YUM"
Abigail: "This is warm, but it tastes okay"
Megan: "I like it, can you make me some?"
Ann: Very sweet, not to bad.....as I take another bite and remind Megan to feed her sister and not herself.
Tim: (Insert typing sounds because he's at work)
Overall we have 30 1 oz squares freezing. Megan has put apples on the grocery list for herself, Abby wants us to bring up a jar of applesauce just for her, and I'm happy that Emma likes a fruit!