Friday, September 4, 2009

Applesauce Success!

I made my first homemade baby food! I realized this morning that I was out of fruit to feed Addison. Suddenly I remembered the 3 lb. bag of Granny Smith apples that I purchased on sale ($1.50) at HEB last week. I decided to try my hand at making applesauce. I peeled and cut the apples then called my Dad for some "Applesauce making" coaching. My Dad has been canning Applesauce and Apple butter for years now! And it's quite delicious. I had already been boiling the diced apples when I found out that I was supposed to puree them first. Whoops! They were already soft so I threw them in the food processor (I'm glad to finally get some use out of it!). In no time flat they were smooth like baby food. Well, not that smooth so I added some Apple juice. Wha-Laaaah! Applesauce! The real test will be tonight to see if she will eat it! I made 3 cups of Applesauce which equals 6 jars of 50 cent baby food. Since I only used half the apples, instead of $3.00 I spent $.75 and it's all natural! I'm so excited and feel so domestic! I am glad that I stay home so I can do things like this! I'll update you on the results of Addison's taste test!

3 comments:

Cari said...

ahhh i lovelovelove apple butter!! I must get a chance to try your dads!! As for Addison I hope she like what you made her!! If not you can always feed it to the guys...i hear they'll eat anything!! bahahaha

meredith said...

so i hear you're supposed to get ice cube trays and fill them up with the food then freeze it. then thaw one-by-one when you're ready to use. maybe that's just for veggies? not sure!

Tina said...

You're so domestic!! =P Great job!